Performance Comparisons with Battlefield 2
|Battlefield 2 remains one of the most frequently played games on the internet. A personal favorite of ours, we put quality settings on High and ran through a locally hosted server running the very popular Road to Jalalabad Map. These tests were run at resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 with both no anti-aliasing and no anisotropic filtering enabled and again with 4X anti-aliasing and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.|
In our Battlefield 2 tests with no AA or AF enabled, we see that the all three cards are able to handle the game well, with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT coming out on top at both resolutions. Our overclocked card gave us an extra 3 frames per second in both tests.
When we turned up the quality settings to have 4X AA and 8X AF enabled, we saw the 8600GT once again come out on top, running much faster than even the overclocked Radeon HD 2600 Pro. At 1600x1200 with AA and AF turned on, the 8600GT ran 12 FPS faster than the HIS Radeon HD 2600 IceQ Turbo at stock speeds, and 9 FPS faster than it when it was overclocked.