Our final real-time strategy benchmark, World in Conflict, is often CPU bottlenecked, which will create an interesting challenge for these video cards. We will likely see some very similar scores across the board:
As suspected. Even single-card configurations are performing similarly to the Radeon HD 4870 X2 in this title. On the plus side, there is little reason to run this game at anything but 1920x1200 if your monitor supports it.
Let’s add 4xAA and see if we can split the playing field up a bit:
Not surprisingly, 4xAA definitely splits the pack. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is all but untouched by this setting, and the dual-card setups perform very strongly while the single-card 4830 and 8800 GT take a massive performance hit. Results are similar between the AMD and Nvidia competitors. But at 1920x1200, the 4830 cards in CrossFire seem to have a slight advantage.
On the plus side, this game seems more than willing to allow even the single cards to generate playable frame rates, as long as the CPU is up to snuff. Remember, this is a real-time strategy game, so high frame rates are not required.
- High-End Power For The Masses
- A Closer Look At The Radeon 4830
- PowerColor's Radeon HD 4830
- Sapphire's Radeon HD 4830
- Test System Setup and Benchmarks
- Synthetic Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
- Benchmark Results: World in Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Race Driver GRID
- Functional Benchmarking: Noise And Heat