Left 4 Dead 2
The game’s integrated benchmarking tools are far more accurate than Fraps but cannot report the bottom frame rate.
The EVGA is just a tiny bit slower than the ordinary GeForce GTX 275. This has no effect on the gamer’s experience.
The frame rates are high at 2560x1600. Even the Radeon HD 5770 with its 128-bit memory bus copes with that resolution.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
We use the highest settings in the new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. but without antialiasing. We turn on the DirectX 10.1 and DirectX 11 modes products that support them.
The G92b core on board the EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX doesn't do anything good in this game whereas the reduced frequency of the main GPU's shader domain leads to a performance hit. We guess the developer should have indeed reduced the coprocessor’s frequency and keep the main GPU’s clock rates intact.
The average frame rate of the Radeon HD 5800 series cards is high but their bottom speed is only comfortable at 1280x1024. At 1680x1050 the gameplay may be jerky in graphically complex and action-heavy scenes.
The game was tested in OpenGL-based multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, the integrated benchmark cannot report the bottom frame rate.
Like in the previous test, the EVGA is a little slower than the reference card at 1024x768 and higher. The gap is negligible, though, and the game’s system requirements are not harsh. Therefore, you won’t feel any difference even at 2560x1600. Both Radeon HD 5800 solutions are barely standing out in this test.