Benchmark Results: Unreal Tournament
Unreal Tournament remains a good-looking game, even by today’s standards. Let’s see if these platforms can handle this older first-person shooter:
At 1024x600, the game is smooth enough on the E-350 with a respectable minimum frame rate of 24 FPS. But the D525/Ion 2 platform doesn’t fare as well, yielding a 14 FPS minimum. For a twitchy first-person shooter, that minimum frame rate difference can mean life or death, especially online.
The visuals are really great considering the age of the game and relatively low system requirements. Graphic settings could be lowered further, but the loss to visual quality is significant with little increase in frame rate.
Unreal Tournament is playable on the E-350 at 1024x600 and on the verge of playable on the D525/Ion 2 at this resolution.
It's Pointless To Compare Them...
Urban Terror (my favorite one), Open Arena, Alien Arena? Or at least Quake live?
Cause it's ridiculous to test all those latest shooters on such low end machines...
Good review; was kinda wishing for the HL2:LC or some previous-gen UT titles though. :)
But seriously, the ION seems to be bottlenecked by the cpu.