Performance in Strategies
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
The new add-on to Company of Heroes is tested in DirectX 10 mode only since it provides the highest quality of the visuals.
This is another win for ATI. Its product sets a new record at 2560x1600 in terms of both average and bottom speed. Although the bottom speed doesn’t reach 25fps, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the best card for playing this game. The additional data-transfer channel between the RV770, if enabled, may increase its performance even further.
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
The add-on to C&C 3: Tiberium Wars brought no changes into the technical aspect of the game. The game still having a frame rate limiter, you should consider the minimum speed of the cards in the first place.
Command & Conquer 3 doesn’t make a good benchmarking tool for today’s top-performance solutions because they all have the same results in it. We are going to replace this test with something heavier soon.
World in Conflict
Like in CoH: Opposing Fronts, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 doesn’t show any breakthroughs, but offers the highest speed at 2560x1600, being the only solution to ensure maximum comfort with 4x MSAA. None of Nvidia’s single graphics cards is anywhere near the results of the Radeon HD 4870 X2.