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:

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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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The BFG 8800 GTS card does very well in our first gaming tests of Battlefield 2.  At 1600×1200, the difference between the 8800 GTS and the previous flagship card, the 7900 GTX, are not very dramatic, though the minimum frame rate is improved a bit.  Moving to the 2560×1600 resolution though we see the 8800 GTS about 38% faster on the average FPS and has a 25% higher minimum FPS.  The GTX card is definitely a faster card here, coming in at 44% faster than the GTS, but running a pair of GTS cards in SLI is even more impressive with scaling at nearly 60%.  

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