Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
As we could expect, the 7MHz higher frequency of the main domain of the original Palit card provides but a negligible performance gain that varies from 3% at 1280x1024 to less than 1% at 1920x1200. That’s normal considering that the shader domain and memory frequencies are the same. Overclocking increases the average frame rate by 8 to 14%. This is enough for the Palit card to overtake the Radeon HD 4850 but the latter is fast enough to allow playing at the same resolutions with the same comfort.
Call of Juarez
The overclocked card from Palit delivers the same average speed as the Radeon HD 4850 and a higher bottom speed. That’s good for a product with an old architecture, especially considering the demands of the Call of Juarez engine. Comparing the two Palit cards between each other, the unique version is no more than 1 fps ahead of the reference version.