OCC Roundup: Graphics Cards of 2007hardnrg - December 25, 2007
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Ok, so maybe you don't play first-person shooter games. There are other games that are graphically intense and have a lot of fast action (no, World of bloody Warcraft doesn't count).
So in this last head-to-head comparison we're going to look at Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I remember pushing my 7800GT SLI rig to the limit to get it to run 1600x1200 resolution smoothly at a decent framerate and ended up having to lose motion blur and settle for 2xAA. Do newer cards take the game in their stride?
Need for Speed: Most Wanted: Top Performance (frames per second)
I'm starting to see a pattern. Can you see the pattern too?
Need for Speed: Most Wanted: Top Performance Per Dollar (frames per second per dollar, scaled)
The 8600GT cards battle it out with the 3850 cards. It's interesting to see the 7600GT still capable at playing the game at 1280x1024.