Performance in Strategies
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
The new add-on to Company of Heroes is tested in DirectX 10 mode only since it provides the highest quality of the visuals.
Lots of shaders plus full-screen antialiasing plus anisotropic filtering – it is all too heavy a burden for the EN9600GT Top 512MB. The ASUS card is far behind the GeForce 8800 GT and has to contend with the Radeon HD 3870 in bottom positions. High resolutions are not suitable for the ASUS card.
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
The expansion pack to C&C 3: Tiberium Wars having a frame rate limiter, you should consider the minimum speed of the cards in the first place.
The new expansion pack doesn’t change anything in the standings of the cards. Although the EN9600GT Top 512MB reaches the speed limiter in every display mode except for 1920x1200, its minimum speed is somewhat lower than that of the other tested cards.
World in Conflict
The overall performance level is low in this benchmark, so we should compare the results we have in the 1280x1024 mode. The game’s code is so complex that the overclocking is unrewarding. Although the EN9600GT Top 512MB outperforms the Radeon HD 3870, it cannot catch up with the more advanced GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GT 512MB.