Yet more DOOM 3 stuff creeps out
GamersDepot has posted its first benchmarks from DOOM 3. As we've seen before, the GeForce 6800GT beats up on the high-priced Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition. The Radeon 9600 XT compares well to the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, however, and the Radeon 9800 XT matches up well with the GeForce FX 5950. You should note, however, that these benchmarks use only the "Ultra quality" mode, which essentially will overrun the graphics RAM on any of these cards, even the 256MB ones. I'm not sure this is a solid indicator of relative performance. The "High quality" mode uses texture compression where appropriate, and it should be much more common in real-world use.
Also, I've updated my DOOM 3 tweak guide with a few more tips.