iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Screenshot gallery
September 2005

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. Actual galleries
  4. Gallery archive

News of July

  • Note that this is the last issue that includes AGP cards. From September 2005 on all benchmarks will be run on PCI Express based testbeds.

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

    • Patch v4 for Act of War: Direct Action
    • Patch v1.10 for Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Graphics cards

The following cards were used in making of this material:

We have also taken screenshots with the following graphics cards:

  • ATI Radeon 9200 (Gigabyte Radeon 9200) (until 02.2005)
  • NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4600 (NVIDIA Reference) (until 02.2005)
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Palit Daytona GeForce FX 5200) (until 02.2005)
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (Albatron GeForce FX 5700 Ultra) (until 02.2005)

These cards are not used for obtaining newer screenshots anymore.

Actual galleries

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. Act of War: Direct Action
  2. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
  3. Call of Duty: United Offensive
  4. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay, The
  5. Deus Ex: Invisible War
  6. Doom 3
  7. Far Cry
  8. FlatOut
  9. Half-Life 2
  10. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
  11. Need for Speed Underground 2
  12. Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell
  13. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
  14. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  15. Unreal Tournament 2004
  16. IL2-Shturmovik: Forgotten Battles. Aces In The Sky.

Gallery archive

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

  1. Armed & Dangerous (until 02.2005)
  2. Colin McRae Rally 04 (until 02.2005)
  3. Command & Conquer Generals (until 02.2005)
  4. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (until 05.2005)
  5. Need for Speed: Underground (until 03.2005)
  6. Silent Hill 3 (until 02.2005)
  7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (until 02.2005)
  8. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (until 02.2005)
  9. Tron 2.0 (until 02.2005)
  10. Yager (until 02.2005)

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

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