Need for Speed Carbon Performance
|Dating back to the days of floppy disks, EGA, and the Lamborghini Countach, the Need For Speed franchise is undoubtedly one of the most popular in gaming history. The most recent addition to the franchise is Need For Speed Carbon, a racing-sim loaded with muscle cars and exotics in addition to a number of lighting and special graphics effects. We ran these Carbon benchmarks by utilizing FRAPS and tracking framerates on the same track, using the same car with every graphics card. The game was configured with all of its graphics-related options set to their maximum values, with motion blur enabled. We tested the game at resolutions of 1280x960 and 1600x1200.|
You can see in the second chart that the MSI 8800 GTX really shines at 1600x1200 with 4xAA / 8xAF. It's also worth noting that enabling this level of graphics effects doesn't impact performance by more than about two frames per second on the GTX, while the other cards took a much larger hit percentage-wise.