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Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Adding the “-ll” command into the game launch icon, we successfully started it up on our GeForce 8800 cards. However, the game did not allow to use FSAA and HDR simultaneously, so we enabled the latter option for our tests as it had a bigger effect on the image quality.

At 1280x1024 the EVGA card is about 8% ahead of the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB with reference frequencies. The XFX and Foxconn cards are 7% ahead. This does not bring the player any tangible benefits, though. The six reviewed cards all deliver high performance. Their speeds are enough for playing a third-person shooter since this game genre doesn’t have as strict requirements as first-person shooters or simulators have for which the accuracy of control is crucial.

At a resolution of 1600x1200 the advantage of the e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB KO ACS3 increases to 16%, but the min speed of every version of GeForce 8800 GTS, including the senior version with 640MB of onboard memory, lowers to below 25fps, so this mode is not really comfortable to play in. The owner of a Radeon X1950 XTX can use that resolution without fearing that the game speed may plummet below comfortable level.

 
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