Performance in Strategy Games
Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
This RTS game prefers graphics cards which efficiently work with the memory and are capable of processing pixel shaders effectively. The ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition is slower than the RADEON X800 PRO in this game; the gap is the biggest in 1600x1200 resolution. Overclocking brings in some profit, confirming the sensitivity of this game to the speed of execution of pixel shaders.
The RADEON X800 PRO is faster than the ASUS in the eye candy mode. The gap grows wider in the highest resolution.
Here’s an excellent result – the new product from ASUS is as fast as the RADEON X800 PRO in this hardest game. ASUS’ exclusive variant of the GeForce 6800 evidently enjoys having fast memory. The effect from overclocking is rather big in this game, although all the cards are rather slow, due to the exceptional requirements this strategy game puts on the graphics card.
When full-screen anti-aliasing and aniso-filtering are enabled, the V9999 Gamer Edition gets about the same results as the RADEON X800 PRO does, but the latter is still ahead due to its higher suitability to such hard operational modes.