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

Our custom Unreal Tournament 3 benchmark tells essentially the same story as Half Life 2 on the previous page.  The PowerColor card's higher clocks give it an edge over a reference Radeon HD 4870 and GeForce GTX 260--both the first-gen and Core 216 varieties.

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