Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is not a heavy application as today’s games go, and the GeForce GTS 450 delivers a good speed in the Full-HD mode, being slightly ahead of the Radeon HD 5830 and much faster than the GeForce GTS 250. Zotac’s factory overclocking boosts the card’s bottom speed, which may be useful in some complex scenes.
This game is tested without multisampling antialiasing as it worsens the textures and provokes a performance hit.
Like in Crysis Warhead, none of the cards can deliver a playable frame rate even at a resolution of 1600x900 pixels. Anyway, the GeForce GTS 450 manages to compete with the Radeon HD 5830 and GeForce GTS 250 at resolutions up to 1920x1080 pixels.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
We use the game’s DirectX 10.1 and DirectX 11 modes for graphics cards that support them.
The GeForce GTS 450 is just as good as the Radeon HD 5770. This might be considered a success if the frame rate were playable, but it is not even at 1600x900 unless you lower the graphics quality settings. A GeForce GTX 460 is the minimum requirement for playing this game comfortably.