Doom 3, based on the ID Tech 4 engine, is an OpenGL rendered game. When Doom 3 was new the graphical effects were considered high quality and needed the fastest graphics cards around. This makes it ideal to put the OpenGL qualities of card from 2004 to the test! The Doom 3 engine has been used in various games including Quake 4, Prey and Prey 2.

My benchmark method


Fire up Doom 3 and enter the console by using the CTRL + ALT + ~ key. Use the command r_mode 5 to switch to resolution 1024x768 and r_mode 7 for 1280x1024.

After switching to the correct resolution write timedemo demo1 to run the timedemo. Run it at least twice for the best results.
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Doom 3 console.

Benchmarks run with this application
GFX Doom 3 1024x768 score
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
79.60
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
72.70
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
72.70
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
66.90
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
66.70
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
66.40
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
56.50
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
53.80
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
52.80
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
50.60
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
48.80
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
41.50
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
35.10
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
27.90
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
24.50
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
22.10
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
21.50
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
19.80
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
13.90
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
9.70
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
8.80
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
8.40
Benchmarks run with this application
GFX Doom 3 1280x1024 score
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
77.80
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
70.70
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
70.70
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
65.20
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
62.50
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
60.40
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
47.50
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
45.60
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
44.20
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
42.50
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
40.40
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
34.20
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
22.80
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
22.60
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
20.10
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
18.10
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
17.60
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
16.00
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
11.80
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
11.20
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
10.70
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.80
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.10
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6.70