NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS: Unified Powerhouses
Battlefield 2142 Performance
Though not exactly a showcase of GPU horsepower and capability, there is little doubt that Battlefield 2142 is going to become a hugely popular multi-player first person shooter. Thus we've run our new GeForce 8800 series cards through their paces with the new EA title as a relevant reference point for battle-hardened readers.
|DICE's Battlefield 2142 is a futuristic update to the wildly popular Battlefield 2. The latest addition to the franchise is powered by an updated version of the proven Battlefield 2 engine, that now incorporates more shader and atmospheric effects. The textures and artwork are also of a higher resolution than those used in BF2. We ran these benchmarks using FRAPS on the Verdun map, in single player mode. The game was configured with its graphical options set to their maximum values, and we monitored framerates at resolutions of 1,280 x 960 and 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
If you're looking for a clear, decisive performance edge with BF 2142, we'd suggest you focus more on the amount of system memory installed (we recommend 2GB) and perhaps your CPU, rather than the GPU. Regardless, the flat-out fastest card in this mostly CPU-bound test, is once again the GeForce 8800 GTX. Both the 8800 GTS and GTX are able to take ATI's Radeon X1950 XTX to task and beat it handily. In fact the GTX is also able to edge out the ever-potent GeForce 7950 GX2 as well.