This game is tested at the High level of detail, excepting the Shaders option which is set at Very High This way we try to achieve a compromise between image quality and speed.
It is the first time when our extreme overclocking is rewarding. The modified GeForce 9800 GTX becomes the fastest card in this test. It would be perfectly comfortable to play the game on that card if it were not for the rather low bottom speed, 20fps only. This is a win anyway, even though it comes at a high price. You just can’t use the card for long in such a harsh operation mode.
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 modified GeForce 9800 GTX has a 4% lead over the Radeon HD 4870 at 1280x1024 but the faster GDDR5 memory helps the latter win at the higher resolutions.
The Radeon HD 4850 is outperformed by the overclocked GeForce at 1280x1024 but equals it at the higher resolutions.