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Contemporary Graphics Cards Performance in Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Thank you for your interest.
With our reviews we are trying to find out and tell people what kind of difference graphics cards may provide. In order to evaluate graphics performance, we exclude the CPU bottleneck issue.
At the same time, we do address the problem of having a slower CPU with our Instantaneous Performance section of the review. You must agree that having a 3.33GHz or a 2.66GHz CPU makes a difference, and you can see we investigate this aspect in every review.
Once again, thank you kindly for your input,
P.S. We are currently working on a review which involves testing 15 applications on the same graphics cards but with two different CPUs. Stay tuned!
Besides, how hard is it to clock i7-920 @ 3.33GHz. Also what's the point of testing $250+ GPUs when the CPU would be bottlenecking. Then we have nVidia cards working way better on P2 than iCore. The point of the article is to provide leveled basis of comparison not "an every single case scenario". Take it as is!
You also have nearly no figures for anything but max settings + 4AA. Surely all those with less then a 5870 (i.e. 99% of your readers) aren't going to run maxed in multiplayer so why spend so many pages detailing maxed performance for cards that will never use those settings?
Really? That's odd, because I am running an overclocked 5850 and run this on maximum settings (including 16xAF and 8xAA) and it is so damn fast that I've had to use special software to force Vsync.
The only thing I miss in this arcticle is the 48** ATI series. I don't want to pay 150 Euros for 5770 neither I don't have 250 Euros to pay a 5850. The ATI mainstream card is still 4890 and the 4870/4850 would be nice for those, who have them and wonder if they should change it for 5770 to improve this game performance, getting down the power consumption.
Could it be added in the russian version, plz? :roll:
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