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Battlefield 2 Performance

Once more, just to call your attention to this again for complete clarity.  When you're looking at our Battlefield 2 graphs below, remember that the standard level playing field comparison to look at, is at the 4X AA / 16X AF modes we tested all cards in.  At our "Max IQ" test settings the ATi X850 is only running it's highest available 6X AA mode, while the NVIDIA's cards are running 8XS AA, which as we've shown you with the prior page of screen-shots, looks decidedly superior in a number of ways.

Performance Comparisons with Battlefield 2
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Battlefield 2
New to HotHardware.com's Graphics/Gaming benchmark test suite, is EA's wildly popular Battlefield 2. EA developed Battlefield 2's game engine from the ground up and it is certainly  representative of state-of-the-art DirectX 9 3D Graphics rendering technology.  The game has impressive lighting effects as well as very realistic environmental physics and impressively natural character animation.  Not to mention it's just plain fun all around with character persistence and growth within its game-play, so gamers can achieve ranks all the way up to General unlocking new weapons and earning medals. 

 

We tested Battlefield 2 at 1280X1024 and 1600X1200 resolutions, with 4X AA and maximum Anisotropic Filtering set with in-game settings.  Then we re-tested the cards in this article with maximum AA and AF settings via driver control panel options: 6X AA for the ATi Radeon X850 and 8XS AA for the GeForce 6800 Ultra and BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC.

** Max IQ = 6X AA for ATi Radeon X850 XT PE
** Max IQ = 8XS AA for GeForce 6800 Ultra and BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC

At 1280X1024, with 4X AA and 16X Anisotropic filtering in Battlefield 2, the new BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC blows past the fastest frame rate we could pull in any previous generation graphics card (in this case ATi's Radeon X850 XT PE) with a major-league 45+% advantage.  Looking further at the numbers, the BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC shows completely playable and robust frame-rates at its maximum image quality setting of 8XS, which again is clearly better than the 6X AA mode available with the Radeon X850.  In fact, the GeForce 7800GTX OC nearly matches the performance of the ATi Radeon card, although it is providing a full 2X Super-Sample on top of its 4X Multi-sample (8 AA samples total), versus the ATi card which is only performing 6 Multi-sample AA operations on a frame.

** Max IQ = 6X AA for ATi Radeon X850 XT PE
** Max IQ = 8XS AA for GeForce 6800 Ultra and BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC

The same trend continued for us here, at a 1600X1200 resolution, where all cards were very much playable with 4X AA and 16X AF. However, at max image quality settings of 6X AA for the ATi card and 8XS for the NVIDIA cards (again, 6X AA isn't available for NVIDIA cards at this time), only the BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC and ATi Radeon X850 XT PE maintained reasonable and playable frame-rates.  Again though, we'll remind you conversely that the GeForce 7800GTX OC's 8XS image quality is worth the trade-off in frame-rate for its superior image quality.   

Tags:  GeForce, GTX, BFG, force, GT, 7800, 780

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