Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 2 is a rather old game and is graphically simple by today’s standards, so all the cards yield very high frame rates here. The GeForce 6800 only falls out of the group of top-end solutions as it lacks fast memory in high resolutions. The mainstream cards also give out above 100fps in any display mode.
The difference between the cards is clearer when we enable full-screen anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering. As usual, the RADEON X850 and X800 are on top. The RADEON X700 XT is behind the GeForce 6600 GT in low resolutions but overtakes it in high ones.
Max Payne 2 is among those games the SLI technology can’t work well with. Here’s the most dramatic case, though, as the SLI mode even leads to a considerable performance hit. The game doesn’t have internal benchmarking tools, so we measured the frame rates in one of the last scenes of the game using the FRAPS utility.