Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
This game prefers Nvidia’s GPUs and is still incompatible with ATI’s CrossFireX technology. Therefore the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC claims absolute victory. This card ensures a tremendous reserve of speed at every resolution, including 2560x1600, at both reference and pre-overclocked frequencies. We can also note that its bottom speed is about 50% higher than that of the GeForce GTX 280 at 2560x1600.
Devil May Cry 4
Even the relatively small growth of the clock rates of the GeForce GTX 285 over those of its 65nm G200-based predecessor has a big effect in Devil May Cry 4. The speed has grown up by 29-39% depending on the resolution. This is enough to beat the Radeon HD 4850 X2 at 1920x1200. The pre-overclocked version from EVGA is victorious at every resolution, including 2560x1600.
Prince of Persia
The new reincarnation of the legendary arcade has rather high video subsystem requirements. Only one graphics card in this test session can deliver a comfortable speed at 1920x1200. It is the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC. Although the Radeon HD 4850 X2 is only 8% slower, the bottom speed of ATI’s solution is barely acceptable at that resolution. So, Nvidia’s card is a better choice for playing this game. Note also that there is no difference between the reference GeForce GTX 285 and the pre-overclocked version from EVGA in this test.