Battlefield 2142 (DirectX 9)
Battlefield 2142 is the sequel to the extremely popular Battlefield 2. It uses some much more detailed shaders yet still provides the same wide-open areas for fighting that the BF series is known for.
The 8600 GT has a good showing here and is able to outperform both the X1650 XT and the previous generation 7600 GT card as well. The 8600 GT has a 9% lead in average frame rate at 1280×960 and is 11% faster at 1600×1200.