Performance in Strategies
Age of Empires 3
This epic strategy is a new title in the well-known Age of Empires series, bringing the player to the New World where eight European nations are contesting for supremacy. Highly detailed and complex visuals are the game’s obvious and main advantage. That’s why we chose it as a replacement to Perimeter.
The RADEON X1800 family just fail here. They only give you enough performance in 1024x768 with disabled full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering. The GeForce 7 cards, on the contrary, show their best in Age of Empires 3. Overclocking of the ASUS Extreme N7800GT is not very rewarding as the card cannot reach the level of the GeForce 7800 GTX, yet the ASUS is quite fast for comfortable play in 1024x768 and 1280x1024 resolutions. The two cards from ASUS in the SLI system provide an astonishing 50 and more fps in 1600x1200 at the “eye candy” settings – where the most powerful single card can’t give out even 40fps!