has been in development for many years but the folks at Human Head finally released the game this year. The game utilizes the Doom 3
engine like Quake 4
and features the really cool Portal technology to garner some interesting game play aspects. All settings were set to maximum and three resolutions were chosen for the test.
Company of Heroes
is an RTS that really pushes video cards. The game by the fine folks at Relic Entertainment is set in WWII and features deformable terrain as well as great physics. The level of detail in the game for an RTS is amazing. For the tests, we set everything at maximum or ultra to ensure that the card was taxed as much as possible
is Valve's sequel to the mega hit that just keeps on going. The game features incredible physics and highly detailed graphics. A scene near the beach with attacking ant lions was used to test this card along with setting the graphics at maximum.
The performance of this card for the price is really amazing. For those that can't afford $500 for the high end card, this is a lot more reasonable. Some of the tests are very close to the GeForce 8800 GTX with the overclock helping out a lot. The halving of memory doesn't affect the card that much and you probably won't see its affects until you go above the 1600x1200 resolution with higher end monitors or large widescreen LCD monitors. Overall I was really happy with the performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB OC card from Foxconn.
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