Half-Life 2: Episode Two
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 used to be an unchallenged leader in this test but the Zotac looks competitive against it. Your choice should depend on your personal preferences and the pricing of the two products because both deliver highest playing comfort in every display mode.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
The game doesn’t support FSAA when you enable the dynamic lighting model, but loses much of its visual appeal with the static model. This is the reason why we benchmarked the cards in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. using anisotropic filtering only.
The Zotac beats the Radeon HD 3870 X2 but the latter has a higher minimum of speed at 1280x1024. This victory has little practical value because the additional speed doesn’t affect the gamer’s experience.