Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
The frame rate is fixed at 30fps in this game as this is the rate at which all events are synchronized during networked play. We disabled this limit in the game console for the sake of comparing the cards. The game’s built-in benchmarking options do not provide information about the bottom speed, so there is no such info in the diagrams.
We can see performance improvements right away, especially at 1680x1050 where the single-chip flagship from Nvidia easily outperforms the Radeon HD 4850 X2. The additional overclocking by EVGA helps the card at the higher resolutions. This is an excellent result considering its lower power consumption and better noise characteristics.
Far Cry 2
The EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC can only equal the Radeon HD 4850 X2 in terms of average frame rate at the resolution of 2560x1600, but has a comparable or higher bottom speed at resolutions from 1680x1050. Moreover, its bottom speed is three times as high as that of its dual-chip opponent at the highest resolution, ensuring comfortable gameplay. Added the low level of noise and acceptable thermal characteristics, the EVGA card seems to be the overall winner in this test!