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.
The overclocked frequencies of the Zotac card increase its lead in the standard resolutions, but can’t help it overtake the Radeon HD 4870 X2 at 2560x1600. The latter delivers a twice higher bottom speed and thus makes the gameplay more comfortable. The difference can be felt subjectively.
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
This game has a frame rate limiter, so you should consider the minimum speed of the cards in the first place.
Command & Conquer 3 series games can’t be used as a benchmark for today’s top-end graphics cards because all of them deliver the same result. We’ll replace this test with something newer soon.
World in Conflict
The Zotac GeForce GTX 280 AMP! can’t catch up with the Radeon HD 4870 X2 at 2560x1600. At the lower resolutions its performance is barely higher than that of the reference GeForce GTX 280.