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Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters

Battlefield 2

Even if you turn on full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering, all modern graphics cards will still provide an exceptionally satisfying speed in Battlefield 2.

The ring-bus memory controller helps the ASUS EAX1900XTX increase its advantage over the opponents when performing full-screen antialiasing in high resolutions. In the resolution of 1600x1200 the reviewed card is 15% faster than the GeForce 7900 GTX. The average performance is over 100fps. This is far above the 60fps point which is the widely accepted limit of comfort for first-person shooters.

The Chronicles of Riddick

Products on chips from the Canada-headquartered ATI Technologies are usually slower than their opponents on Nvidia’s GPUs in OpenGL applications. The ASUS card is about 15% behind the GeForce 7900 GTX in all the resolutions tested. Nvidia’s solution has a more efficient OpenGL driver and is capable of processing two times the number of Z-values per clock cycle, which helps a lot when rendering stencil shadows.

Note that it’s only in 1600x1200 that the performance of the cards, except for the GeForce 7900 GTX, sinks below the 60fps mark.

 
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