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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Battlefield 2
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Battlefield 2
With the original Battlefield 1942 easily being one of the most popular multiplayer games of all time, Battlefield 2 is the latest addition to the popular franchise and comes equipped with a host of new features. With massive maps and an impressive level of detail, it's no surprise to see some pretty steep hardware requirements. Here, the minimum acceptable hardware includes a 1.7GHz Pentium4, 512MB of system memory, and a 128MB DX9 graphics card equal or better to a GeForce FX5700 or Radeon 8500. Armed with the fastest mobile GPU money can buy today, we were anxious to see how the system would perform. All graphics settings were set to "High" with the exception of Texture Filtering which was set to "Low" to enable Trilinear Filtering. Benchmark runs were then taken at resolutions of 1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with and without 4x FSAA and 4x AF enabled.

Although the plot above shows some exceptional scores for a mobile GPU, we were a bit surprised to not see some higher frame rates. Perhaps the same issues plaguing our HL2 benchmarks are to blame for the results above. Then again, we are seeing nearly 40fps at 1600x1200 in a very demanding title. It is important here to remember that BF2 loves system memory and performs significantly better with 2GB of memory instead of the 1GB as we tested with. Regardless, most desktop systems would have trouble keeping up with scores such as this, so it might be a bit unfair to be anything but impressed. Despite these facts, we would expect performance in this title to be higher with polished retail systems.

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