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.
When overclocked, the HIS card becomes 7% faster at 2560x1600 as opposed to 4-5% in most of other tests. This won’t affect the gamer’s experience, however. The smoothness of gameplay and the accuracy of control will remain at the same level, somewhat below comfortable, because the bottom speed is below 20fps in both cases.
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
The add-on to C&C 3: Tiberium Wars brought no changes into the technical aspect of the game. The game still having a frame rate limiter, you should consider the minimum speed of the cards in the first place.
This game is no good for benchmarking top-performance graphics cards anymore as all of them deliver the same results. We are going to replace this test with something newer soon.
World in Conflict
The overclocked HIS HD 4870 X2 has a somewhat higher bottom speed at some resolutions, but it is not enough to make the gameplay really smooth. The bottom speed of the overclocked card even dropped at 1280x1024. Anyway, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is one of the best solutions for playing this game.