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Crysis

The game being too hard at its Very High level of detail, we benchmarked the cards without FSAA to get a more playable speed.

The increased frequencies produce a bigger effect on the Radeon HD 3870 than on the Radeon HD 3850 in this test but there is no talking about acceptable speed in either case. You can’t play this game at the Very High level of detail on any existing graphics card. Perhaps the upcoming dual-processor solutions from AMD and Nvidia will change that.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

The frame rate is fixed at 30fps in this game as this is the rate at which the physical model is being updated at the server. Thus, this 30fps speed is the required minimum for playing the game.

Having higher performance due to the increased GPU and memory frequencies, the ASUS EAH3850 TOP offers more comfort for the resolution of 1600x1200. This 10-11% addition is indeed valuable as the frame rate is very near the allowable minimum. Otherwise, there are no changes and we can only note the small advantage of the ASUS EAH3870 TOP over the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB at 1600x1200 and 1920x1200. This must be due to memory management problems in the Nvidia ForceWare driver.

 
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