Performance in Real-Time Strategy
Red Alert 3
The game has a built-in frame rate limiter set at 30fps.
Like in most of our tests, the double amount of graphics memory brings no benefits. The Gainward card is only ahead of the reference sample due to the increased GPU clock rate. The additional overclocking helps achieve the same speed as with a Radeon HD 4870 1GB. The bottom speed is still below 25fps at 1920x1200, though.
World in Conflict
Save for the resolution of 1920x1200, the additional overclocking increases the average performance of the Gainward card up to the level of the Radeon HD 4870 1GB but there is a gap in terms of bottom speed. The latter card ensures more comfortable conditions. 1 gigabyte of graphics memory doesn’t give any edge to the Gainward card. It is rather a marketing advantage because 512 megabytes is quite sufficient for most modern games, at least if you play at standard resolutions.