This is yet another shooter none of the tested cards can provide a playable frame rate in. As opposed to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, Nvidia’s solutions are superior in Crysis Warhead. The 1024MB version of Radeon HD 4870 is occasionally as fast as the older GeForce GTX 260 but the latter is the overall winner, anyway. The two Radeon HD 4870 cards differ by 9-17% in this test, which is quite a lot. As for the two versions of GeForce GTX 260, the newer card is 2-13% faster depending on quality mode and resolution.
Far Cry 2
It is good that the graphics cards deliver higher frame rates in this new game than in the previous two tests. Then, the bottom speed is rather high in every mode and at every resolution, which means that the gameplay is going to be smooth. The Radeon HD 4870 1024MB is up to 11% faster than the reference version of the card. And the GeForce GTX 260/216SP is ahead of the GeForce GTX 260 with 192 streamed processors by 3-5%. The gaps between the competing cards are rather small in Far Cry 2.