Performance in Strategies
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War
Like in many other real-time strategy games, the performance of top-end graphics cards in Dawn of War is limited by the central processor. At least, it’s true for the low resolutions. In 1600x1200, however, we can see that the PowerColor X800 XL has a better result than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, while the overclocked PowerColor X850 XT is the absolute champion, leaving even the RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition behind.
When we enabled FSAA and anisotropic filtering, NVIDIA’s cards suddenly made up for their earlier losses: the GeForce 6800 GT overtook the PowerColor X800 XL, and the GeForce 6800 Ultra did the same with the PowerColor X850 XT, save for 1600x1200 where these two top-end graphics cards equal each other.