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Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters

Battlefield 2142

This game doesn’t support display resolutions of 16:10 format, so we use resolutions of 1920x1440 and 2048x1536 pixels (4:3 format) instead of 1920x1200 for it.

Not a heavy application for today’s graphics card, Battlefield 2142 runs fast in every display mode. The Force3D Radeon HD 4870 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 are roughly equal at 2048x1536 with 4x FSAA.

BioShock

BioShock doesn’t support FSAA when running in Windows Vista’s DirectX 10 environment. We benchmark graphics cards without FSAA in this game.

This game is not a hard test for modern graphics hardware, either. Both $299 cards, the Radeon HD 4870 and GeForce GTX 260, allow you to play comfortably at a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels.

The Radeon HD 4870 is ahead of its opponent in terms of average frame rate but has a similar bottom speed. And we can see the same thing at a resolution of 1920x1200, too.

 
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