Battlefield 2

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:

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 52

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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ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 54

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 55

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 56

In our single card comparisons, the ATI X1950 Pro card is by far the best of the three competitors here.  It beats out the NVIDIA 7900 GS card handily and whoops the previous ATI $200 selection, the X1800 GTO.  The CrossFire results are also impressive: a 21% gain at 1600×1200 and a 27% gain at 1920×1200 as well as very noticeable minimum FPS improvements at both settings. 

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