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Contemporary Graphics Cards Performance in Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Started by: TAViX | Date 03/09/10 06:29:54 PM
Comments: 13 | Last Comment:  03/14/10 09:44:09 PM

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I really don' understand why you make this test with the most expensive processor that no one have!! Those tests should reflect exactly how those GPUs are acting in real life. Check a little the STEAM survey. Only 0.1% of people have your proc., the vast majority are still on dual cores. I'm not saying to test the games on dual cores, but a Q9650, I7-920 or even the popular I5 should be your target. Therefore the users would know exactly how their video cards act in real life.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/09/10 06:29:54 PM]
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Good said, thnx.
0 0 [Posted by: Janissary  | Date: 03/10/10 12:49:04 AM]
Hello TAViX

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!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 03/10/10 03:06:26 AM]
I'm with you. You covered your bases Yaroslav!
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!
0 0 [Posted by: jonup  | Date: 03/10/10 10:15:46 AM]
Yeah, but you see, this bottleneck is EXACTLY why users should know. I mean if they have a dual core, that (maybe) the performance difference between an 5870 and 5850 will be insignificant, therefore the user should know that an expensive card doesn't necessary means a faster one. Think about it.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/10/10 06:22:07 PM]
Thanks for the message. I am only that passioned, because, of all other reviews from other sites, yours are the most complete.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/10/10 06:18:57 PM]

A performance test with mobile gpus would be as interesting as their desktop counterparts I believe.
0 0 [Posted by: myxcon  | Date: 03/10/10 03:29:33 AM]
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I second that.
0 0 [Posted by: jonup  | Date: 03/10/10 10:16:18 AM]

Not sure how you can say the GTX 275 is so good, then say the GTX 260 is so bad despite both giving near identical performance. On top of that you then decide recommend 5770 which sucks for this game?

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?
0 0 [Posted by: Dribble  | Date: 03/10/10 03:32:45 AM]

"Maximum quality settings require you to have a brand new ATI Radeon HD 5970 installed in your PC."

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.
0 0 [Posted by: PC Monitors  | Date: 03/10/10 07:18:54 AM]
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and you do it in 25X16?
0 0 [Posted by: jonup  | Date: 03/10/10 10:19:13 AM]

Ppl, the top-end CPU is used to give you the most appropriate results 'bout all the graphic cards capabilities. Of course, if you buy a 5970 GPU, you won't put it an Athlon 240. Won't you?

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:
0 0 [Posted by: Takaz  | Date: 03/13/10 06:14:32 AM]
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The same thing can be said if you have an 5770 you will definitely not have an I7 Extreme, so your logic is flawed. I agree that some older cards should have been included tho.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/14/10 09:44:09 PM]


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