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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 a resolution of 1920x1440 pixels (4:3 format) instead of 1920x1200 for it.

The Gainward has a higher result than the Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GT Extreme, but the difference is no bigger than 2.1fps. This is unimportant for the gamer considering the average frame rates of above 70fps at 1920x1400. The Bliss 8800 GT 512MB GS GLH is just as suitable for playing Battlefield 2142 as the more expensive GeForce 8800 GTX.

BioShock

BioShock doesn’t support FSAA when running in Windows Vista’s DirectX 10 environment. That’s why we benchmarked the cards without FSAA.

Despite its lower memory bandwidth, the Bliss 8800 GT 512MB GS GLH is ahead of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX at 1920x1200. The gap amounts to an impressive 12%. This must be due to the much higher frequency of the shader processors of the Gainward card. It is 1728MHz as opposed to the GeForce 8800 GTX’ 1350MHz. BioShock cannot use FSAA in DirectX 10 mode, so the memory bandwidth of the GeForce 8800 GT is not a bottleneck here.

 
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