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.
A surprise right from the outset, the ATI X1900 XT card is able to beat out both of the 7950 GT cards, even with half of the video memory. Both the XFX and BFG 7950 GT cards are putting up good numbers, showing a playable game at 1920×1200 with 4xAA and 8xAF enabled.
With SLI enabled on the BFG cards, we see some impressive performance jumps! At 2560×1600, the SLI system has a 90% higher average FPS and an 85% higher minimum frame rate; these scaling ratios are what make the NVIDIA SLI technology so impressive.