Scientists from the near-future have begun work on creating a viable time machine. The project results in the creation of two devices, the Alpha Suit, a less advanced prototype jump suit, and the Beta Suit, a more advanced, so-called military grade model with features the Alpha Suit lacks such as combat-related timeshifting abilities and an integrated AI designed to prevent the creation of Paradoxes.
We ran the fraps utility to record the FPS performance while running the game three times. Afterwards we averaged the results.
On medium resolution and details, the 9800GTX is noticeably faster than the HD4850, however, when we increase the resolution, the HD4850 can almost match the 9800GTX performance level.Quake 4
Quake 4 was released in 2006, based on the popular Doom 3 engine from ID Software. Even with the latest video cards, this game is a hard nut to crack if running in highest possible settings. Luckily, if you're able to play at the highest settings is so astonishing you never want to downgrade your card again.
We made a custom timedemo which takes the most out of the cards and ran the timedemo a couple of time, the results were averaged.
We'll be testing the differences in 3D rendering in two set-ups:1152x864 - High detail & 1280x1024 - Ultra
The Ati card is dominating in the Q4 benchmark, overpowering the 9800GTX in higher resoluting bit a large margin.Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is a standalone real-time strategy computer game expansion to Supreme Commander, and was released in February 2007, developed by Gas Powered Games and published by THQ, and the second title in the franchise. Forged Alliance adds new gameplay features to the game, several new units for the three preexisting factions, and is further optimized for increased performance
This large scale RTS can really tax the most highest end of systems when you up the unit count into the thousands; while limited mostly to CPU speed (and showing love to Quad Cores) it can definitely do with a nice graphics card to be able to render all the GFX at high detail at high resolution and
on multiple screens as the game supports dual monitor support!
We ran our performance test using the building benchmark which can be accessed by adding “/map Perftest” to the game’s shortcut.
Very small margin between both cards, although the HD4850 leads over the 9800GTX consistently