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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 options set to their maximum values, with color correction and motion blur enabled.

 


At a resolution of 1920x1200 in UT3, all of the cards tested here put up similar framerates, except for the more affordable GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 and Radeon HD 4870 cards which finished somewhat behind the others.  With the resolution cranked up to 2560x1600, however, we see much larger deltas separating the cards, and again the GeForce GTX 285 proved to be the best performing, single-GPU powered card tested.  We should also point out that the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 SSC Edition with its higher core, shader, and memory clocks was even able to pull ahead of the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4850 X2. 


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