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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 and motion blur enabled.

The high-end cards performed similarly in our custom Unreal Tournament 3 benchmark at the lower resolution, but the trend changes considerably once the resolution is increased to 2560.  Here, the Radeon HD 4850 X2 just barely squeaks by the GeForce GTX 280 and 285 at the higher resolution--the GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4870 X2 are still the top dogs, however.

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