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GeForce 9800 GX2: Unreal Tournament 3

Unreal Tournament 3
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Unreal Tournament 3

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 Radeon HD 3870 X2 puts up a good fight with UT3 running at 1920x1200, but the GeForce 9800 GX2 pulled away once the resolution was increased to 2560x1600.  At the higher resolution, the GeForce 9800 GX2 was over 10 FPS faster than the 3870 X2, and nearly twice as fast as any of the single-GPU powered cards.

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