Battlefield 2 – High End

Battlefield 2 (Direct X)


Battlefield 2 is one of the first games to come along in quite a while that turned out to really push the current and even following generation gaming hardware.  Having the privelege of being the first game that might need 2 GB of memory is either a positive or negative, depending on your viewpoint.  Here are our IQ settings used:

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Our map was the Strike At Karkand that turns out to be one of the most demanding in the retail package in terms of land layout, smoke and other shader effects. 

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BF2 is a very important game for both companies as it will surely be a popular title for some time.  The X1800 XT is able to take the win in both results from the 7800 GTX, probably due to the 512 MB frame buffer advantage it has over the 256 MB frame buffer GTX card. 

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While the XT was able to keep up, the 256 MB XL can’t even come close, falling behind even to the 7800 GT with fewer pipes than the GTX.

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