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Performance in Real-Time Strategies

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Nvidia’s solutions have an advantage in terms of average frame rate but the bottom speed of the GeForce 9800 GT is below that of the Radeon HD HD 4830 at 1680x1050. It means that the latter ensures more comfort because the difference in average speed is only 13%.

Spore

Like some other projects from EA, Spore has an integrated frame rate limiter, so you should compare the bottom speeds of the cards in the first place.

Although the speed limit is set at 30fps, the Radeon HD 4800 series are the only cards to reach it at every resolution whereas the GeForce 9800 GT can be uncomfortably slow even at 1680x1050. Thus, this card is not a good choice for people who have a monitor larger than 19 inches. And we have to repeat it again that the potential of the G80/G92 architecture is virtually exhausted.

World in Conflict

ATI’s cards are not brilliant here, but the Radeon HD 4830 is no worse than the GeForce 9800 GT, being slightly slower at 1280x1024 and slightly faster at the higher display modes. The overall level of performance is very low, so these results can be only of theoretical interest.

 
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