Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Oddly enough, this game, ported from the Xbox 360 console, runs rather slow on modern PCs and graphics cards even at 1280x1024.
Both cards we are interested in have very low performance at 2560x1600. Although the Radeon HD 4870 is formally a leader, the gameplay is not smooth.
The Radeon HD 4870 is ahead of its opponent at 1920x1200, but occasionally slows down to 21fps, which is not good.
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Legend is traditionally faster on Nvidia’s GPUs. Therefore we are not surprised to see the GeForce GTX 260 outperform its opponent by 23% at 2560x1600.
However, the cards have the same bottom speed and both are good enough for playing this third-person shooter.