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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

The frame rate is fixed at 30fps in this game as this is the rate at which the physical model is being updated at the server. Thus, this 30fps speed is the required minimum for playing the game.

The pre-overclocked versions of GeForce 8800 GT 512MB can challenge the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX at a resolution of 1280x1024 only. At the higher resolutions the latter is in the lead due to better memory subsystem parameters (capacity and amount). The architecture of the TMUs may have affected its performance, too.

Anyway, the Gainward and the other GeForce 8800 GT, including the reference card from Nvidia, provide an acceptable speed at 1920x1200 with enabled 4x FSAA. Don’t forget that you need an average frame rate of 30fps to play Quake Wars normally. You can get this speed even from the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB which has reduced performance in OpenGL and provides no reserve of speed.

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Like Battlefield 2142, this game does not support resolutions of 16:10 format. So, we use 1920x1440 (4:3 format) instead of 1920x1200 in this test.

The Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX wins two out of three resolutions but is suddenly overtaken at 1920x1200 by the pre-overclocked G92-based cards, including the Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 512MB GS GLH. The gap is no bigger than 3fps, though. The Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB and ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB are the only two cards that cannot ensure a comfortable speed at 1920x1200. The other cards cope with that task successfully.

 
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