Performance in RPG
The situation changes from test to test. Here, the ATI/Sapphire team is on the winning side, enjoying a 70% advantage over Nvidia/Leadtek at 1920x1200. However, the Leadtek WinFast GTX 280 offers a playable speed at every resolution, including 2560x1600, too. Note that the gap between the Sapphire HD 4850 X2 and the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is small in the first three resolutions, indicating that the memory bandwidth is not an important factor then. But it becomes decisive at 2560x1600.
There is tough struggle at 1280x1024 but the Leadtek WinFast GTX 280 proves to be unable to keep the frame rate higher than 25fps at 1680x1050 and higher resolutions. The Sapphire HD 4850 X2 gives up at 1920x1200 but wins the test anyway. The card’s high level of noise is the only downside.