iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Screenshot gallery
August 2006

In this section you can take a look at comparative game screenshots taken with different graphics cards in scenes as identical as possible.

We use the best quality settings available ingame. On weak cards this results in performance of 1-5fps that is naturally unplayable and thus can't be used to reflect the actual graphics quality.

Should you find a mistake or inaccuracy in any gallery, or have ideas or comments regarding this section in general, please email to Danil Gridasov.


  1. What's new
  2. Graphics cards
  3. Galleries of current importance
  4. Gallery archive

What's new this month

  • Archived the screenshot gallery from Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30.

  • Added new a screenshot gallery from Hitman: Blood Money.

  • The following patches were released for games in actual galleries:

    • Patch v1.07 for Age of Empires 3;
    • Patch v1.05 for F.E.A.R.;
    • Patch v1.1 for Hitman: Blood Money.

Graphics cards

The following cards were used in making of this material:

We have also taken screenshots with the following graphics cards:

These cards are not used for obtaining newer screenshots anymore.

Galleries of current importance

These galleries are updated when we obtain new graphics cards for testing or there are game patches released that are incompatible with older savegames or introduce newer visual effects.

  1. Age of Empires 3
  2. Black & White 2
  3. Call of Duty 2
  4. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay, The
  5. Doom 3
  6. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, The
  7. F.E.A.R.
  8. Far Cry
  9. Half-Life 2
  10. Hitman: Blood Money
  11. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  12. Quake 4

Gallery archive

These galleries are not updated anymore, but still available for browsing.

  1. Act of War: Direct Action (until 09.2005)
  2. Armed & Dangerous (until 02.2005)
  3. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (until 04.2006)
  4. Call of Duty: United Offensive (until 09.2005)
  5. Colin McRae Rally 04 (until 02.2005)
  6. Command & Conquer Generals (until 02.2005)
  7. Deus Ex: Invisible War (until 03.2006)
  8. FlatOut (until 09.2005)
  9. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (until 05.2005)
  10. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (until 10.2005)
  11. Need for Speed: Underground (until 03.2005)
  12. Need for Speed Underground 2 (until 03.2006)
  13. Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell (until 03.2006)
  14. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (until 09.2005)
  15. Silent Hill 3 (until 02.2005)
  16. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (until 02.2005)
  17. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (until 09.2005)
  18. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (until 02.2005)
  19. Tron 2.0 (until 02.2005)
  20. Yager (until 02.2005)
  21. "IL-2 Shturmovik: Forgotten Battles. Aces (until 08.2005)
  22. Unreal Tournament 2004 (until 10.2005)

Danil Gridasov (degust@ixbt.com)
Andrey Vorobiev (anvakams@ixbt.com)

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