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Performance in Strategies

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

The new add-on to Company of Heroes is tested in DirectX 10 mode only since it provides the highest quality of the visuals.

This is one of the few applications where the GeForce 9800 GTX is really much faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB. The gap is 19-20% in every mode. Like in Crysis, it must be due to the newer version of the official driver. The minimum speed remains just as low, however. It means the playing comfort hasn’t changed. The Radeon HD 3870 X2 remains the only card to ensure smoothness of gameplay and accuracy of control even in the hardest scenes of this game.

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

The game having a frame rate limiter, you should consider the minimum speed of the cards in the first place.

Like the other tested graphics cards, the GeForce 9800 GTX easily hits the performance ceiling at every display resolution.

World in Conflict

The only effect from the increased clock rates of the GeForce 9800 GTX is a small performance gain at 1280x1024. This 7% increase doesn’t add more playability, though, because the frame rate is only 26-28fps with slowdowns to 14-16fps.

 
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