Aquanox - Bringing 3D To Its Knees

Introduction, Continued

The following benchmarks show how current video cards perform in the actual retail version of the game (v1.17). There is a save game available at 3D Center which I used as the base for a time demo run. As in Max Payne, the final scores have to be recorded manually by reading them from the screen at the end of the time demo. Since this method is obviously not as exact as getting a final score or frame rate reported, inaccuracies of +/- 0.2 frames are possible.

Pictures from the benchmark sequence. The fire causes the frame rate to sink dramatically. Screenshots were taken on a Ti500 at 800x600-32 with 2 x FSAA.