NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX Round-Up: BFG, EVGA, Zogis

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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 option set to their maximum, with color correction enabled.

The GeForce 9800 GTX finished a few frames per second ahead of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and 8800 GTX cards in Unreal Tournament 3 at both resolutions.  Its lead increases somewhat when running in an SLI configurations, but even at these high resolutions, UT3 becomes mostly CPU bound when you've got that much graphics horsepower backing the game.

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