Counter Strike: Source, Demo 2, Pure Mode
Another demo we used for benchmarking is a real battle situation with sneaking, crawling and shooting with a sniper rifle.
The situation described with the Demo 1 clearly repeats with the Demo 2: the RADEON X800-series performs a bit faster than the competing GeForce 6800-series, while the RADEON 9800 XT seems to provide a slightly higher framerate compared to the GeForce 6800.
The RADEON 9500-series and 9600-series continue to demonstrate decent framerate in resolutions of 1280x1024 and lower. The same can be said about the GeForce FX-series, but since image quality produced by those graphics cards is much lower compared to others, we just leave it for you to judge whether they perform fast or slow…