Rome: Total War
This truly epic game offers you a chance to become a Hannibal (or better!) in the real historical setting, but it is also most demanding as concerns the speed of the CPU as well as of the graphics card. Unfortunately, Rome: Total War is rather whimsical, i.e. the results of the cards lack repeatability, so you should regard the numbers below as approximations.
The performance of ATI’s and NVIDIA’s cards is comparable in the “pure speed” mode, but the former team looks better in high resolutions.
The game doesn’t permit to use 1600x1200 resolution with some graphics cards – this option just vanishes from the menu. We guess that this resolution becomes inaccessible if the graphics memory amount is less than 256 megabytes.
The SLI technology doesn’t work in this game or works incorrectly – the results don’t practically differ from those of the single devices.