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.
The overclocked Radeon HD 4870 X2 acquires a 5% performance bonus in this game. That’s not much of an advantage, of course. Nvidia’s G200-based solutions still ensure smaller fluctuations of speed and, accordingly, more comfort in this game, but even they cannot maintain a frame rate of 25fps or higher.
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 GeForce GTX 280 is in the lead until the resolution of 2560x1600 where the Radeon HD 4870 X2 goes ahead thanks to its higher memory bandwidth and efficient memory management. This has no practical value due to the frame rate limiter: the GeForce GTX 280 is twice as fast as necessary, for example. Like in the previous tests, the overclocking increases the average performance of the HIS card by a mere 5%.