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 privilege 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:
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.
Our Battlefield 2 results comparing the X1950 XTX to the 7950 GX2 show that at 1600×1200 and 2048×1536 the 7950 GX2 has the advantage, though at 2560×1600 resolution of the Dell 30″ 3007 monitor, they are at a dead heat. The CrossFire results are impressive though with as much as a 90% performance advantage!
Unfortunately, we couldn’t get SuperAA to work on the ATI CrossFire setup, and so our comparison is one sided with the 4x/8x results on the X1950 blowing by the 7950 GX2 Quad SLI setup with 8xSLIAA enabled.