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Unreal Tournament 3

Unreal Tournament 3
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Unreal Tournament 3

If you're a long-time PC gamer, the Unreal Tournament franchise should need no introduction.  UT's fast paced action and over the top weapons have been popular for as long as Epic has been making the games.  For these tests, we used the latest addition to the franchise, Unreal Tournament 3.  The game doesn't have a built-in benchmarking tool, however, so we enlisted the help of FRAPS here.  These tests were run at resolutions of 1,920 x 1,200 and 2,560 x 1,600 with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, but with the UT3's in game graphical options set to their maximum values, with color correction enabled.

Our performance results with Unreal Tournament 3 somewhat mirrored those of HL2:EP2. Once again, the Radeon HD 4850 was slightly outpaced by the GeForce 9800 GTX+.  The Radeon HD 4870, however, actually nudged past the more expensive GeForce GTX 260.  The new Radeons also showed good multi-GPU scaling, as did the NVIDIA configurations, with the exception of the 3-way SLI setups which were more CPU bound.

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