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.

The Card, Specs and Test Doom 3 Performance
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    It's okay, Paul - we know how names with the first letter can get mixed up. ;)

    A few of the paragraphs are mine, but I doubt anyone would be able to pick them out. LOL. It's like "Where's Waldo": where's the paragraph written by a different editor?
  • ViRGE - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    It went up nearly 2 days ago then disappeared, and now it's finally back up. What happened?
  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    Technical difficulties :-)

    We worked it out though
  • overclockingoodness - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    Whenever you see an article disappear like that, just know that they published it accidently. Although I must say, you guys have been having technical difficulties for quite a bit lately.

    I probably wouldn't mind if the ATI R520 article went up early due to technical difficulties. ;)
  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    hehe ... If we could possibly get it done early, that might be a problem :-) But we'll be working hard and late on that one.
  • rqle - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    On the Power Consumption page, is that the WHOLE system power draw (cpu, hd, video card, ram, board) or is it just then Video card?
  • rqle - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    nvm, didnt read it clear the first way through
  • nourdmrolNMT1 - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    my 9800 pro is seriously taking a beating.

    maybe this christmas ill get a whole new inside. since upgrading my gpu means upgrading my mobo too.

  • ShadowVlican - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    oh man.. these cards are supposed to cater to different price points, but now there's so many cards that it makes it even more confusing to buy... i'll stick with 6600GT because of purevideo (next pc = htpc)
  • Jep4444 - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    ATIs next generation cards are supposedly one upping nVidia with Pure Video with H.264 encoding and while your at it, you may want to look into the whole Avivo thing since it seems to be up your alley(although i guess alot of it is marketing, im just referring to the concept in general)

    that aside i don't know why you recomend the X800XT to those needing to play at those settings at all completely ignoring the X800XL which at times has reached price levels below $250

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now