Battlefield 2 Performance

We start our tests with Battlefield 2, one of our favorite games and quite possibly the best looking. Because this game can be very fast-paced (especially while flying around in a plane taking pot shots at the poor ground targets), a decent framerate is imperative.

Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2

Unfortunately, the X800 GT performs the worst all around in this game, with the exception of the 6800, just barely beating it by a few tenths of a frame at 1600x1200 with AA enabled. These settings make the game basically unplayable on all of the cards, except the X800 XT of course.

Because this game is one of the most graphically demanding games out right now, you won't really be able to get a good gaming experience with the X800 GT at any resolution above 1280x1024. However, that resolution provides a smooth framerate (without AA) and will be more than playable, providing you with hours of BF2 glee.

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  • bupkus - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    What would be a good minimum fps for UT2004?
  • tuteja1986 - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    I saw the X800GTO selling at $280AUD which is cheap since 6600GT sell arround $250 - $300AUD in australia. Anyways I read the X800GTO review ""> i thought X800GTO was great for its price in australia anyways. Anyways if i do upgrade in end of this year it would either X1600XT or 7600GT when ever they come out.
  • AtaStrumf - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    Man, you guys sure take your time (probably all those useless 7800 GTX reviews took their toll). At least you could have included the X800 GTO (and 9800 Pro for reference - same spec old tech), but that said it is one of the better GPU reviews lately. Just one gripe. You shold have made it VERY CLEAR that 128 MB X800 GT is much slower frequency wise than the 256 MB one.

    I must say I'm more than a bit dissappointed in X800 GT. It sure looked better on paper. 6600 GT still seems to be the better card overall (1280x1024 no AA -- which is what the great majory uses)

    Here's hoping that the X1600 brings something better.
  • arturnow - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    ATi respond to GeForce 6600GT after one year. Congratulation !!!
  • CrystalBay - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    For $200 , FTW...
  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    we're waiting for one ... but you might end up looking in another direction before we get to it.
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    "several titles coming out in the near future that will use the same engine. Quake 4 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars"

    Of which are terrible examples, thats one way to not get on doom 3 side. lol

    Case in point download the multiplayer video of Quake will laugh so much you wonder if its still quake 2 engine. It does not even look changed from last quake
  • Pete - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    One note, I think you listed the effective rather than actual RAM speed for the 6600GT in the table on p.2.
  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    first, josh wrote this one (though jarred did some editing)

    second, I just fixed the problem -- you were correct.
  • Pete - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    Josh! I meant Josh! :)

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