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.
Our overclocking adds 3-9% to the average speed, making the Palit card competitive to the Radeon HD 4870. This has no practical value, however, because of the frame rate limit. Both cards ensure a double reserve of speed even at 1920x1200.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
The system’s CPU is obviously the limiting factor at 1280x1024. At 1680x1050 the tested variants of GeForce 9800 GTX+ differ by less than 2%. It is only at a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels that the overclocking gain amounts to 4% and more. The GeForce 9800 GTX+ looks better than the Radeon HD 4850 here but you can barely feel this during practical play.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
The Radeon HD 4870 enjoys a serious advantage, indicating that this game appreciates high graphics memory bandwidth. The other cards are inferior in this respect and keep close to each other, the Radeon HD 4850 being somewhat slower at low resolutions and the GeForce 9800 GTX+, at high resolutions. The maximum benefit from our air-based overclocking amounts to 10%, but it can’t make the game playable with the advanced special effects turned on.