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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  • drinkmorejava - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    But how does the 6600gt compare in SCCT with SM3.0 on. It's not an unbiased test if you're not using the cards to the best of their abilities. SM3 was built to give a performance boost that would encourage people to by cards with it, no sense in leaving this out.
  • lifeguard1999 - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

  • coldpower27 - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    Remember the 6800 Strength lies in situations where AA & AF are applied. it's overall pixel fillrate is only 3.9GPixel compare to the 6600 GT 4.0GPixel, if not memory bandwidth limited, there is potential for 6600 GT to outperform 6800 Vanilla. Vertex Shader power doesn't matter also all that much as the amount 6600 GT has seems to be sufficient. Pixle Shader fillrate is one of the most important indicators of performance when comparing across the same architecture.
  • Cybercat - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    I was wondering about this myself. I've seen a number of benchmarks from other sources showing the 6800 to be the better performer. I hope Josh used a genuine NV41/42 6800 rather than just taking a NV45 and cutting it down.
  • Kagjes - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    hmm, could someone plz tell me what's the overclocking like with 6800s? is it worth buying at all?
  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - link

    they have different strengths
  • jkostans - Sunday, September 25, 2005 - link

    I just built a computer for a buddy a X800 GT 256MB card plus a A64 3500+ in it. The 3500+ overclocked to 2.63GHz prime95 stable, and the video card was running solid at 580Mhz Core 595Mhz Memory and looped 3dmark tests all night without a single problem. Probably the best bang for the buck system I've built so far. Performance wise better than the 3800+ and X800 XL system I built prior to it (stock speeds) and a lot cheaper.
  • Thatguy97 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - link

    dont see how the x800 gt was a quality mid range solution as the x800 xl and x800 were much better cards

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