Let’s move on to a game where we can crank up the eye candy, even at 1920x1200. At maximum detail, can we see any advantage to either card?
Nothing to see here, though given the results in our original GeForce GTS 250 review, this is likely a result of our Core 2 Quad processor holding back performance.
Maybe if we max out detail with 8xAA and 16x anisotropic filtering (AF), we can see a meaningful performance spread:
We can see that this title prefers the Asus 4850 Matrix over Gigabyte’s GV-N250ZL-1GI. Of course, the game would be quite playable on either card at 1920x1200 if AA is lowered to a reasonable level such as 4xAA. But it's nice to see the frame rate difference.
- The Asus EAH4850 MT: MT Stands For Matrix
- The Asus EAH4850 MT: Software
- The Gigabyte GV-N250ZL-1GI: ZL Stands For Zalman
- The Gigabyte GV-N250ZL-1GI: Software And Cooling
- Overclocking The Asus EAH 4850 Matrix Using iTracker
- Overclocking the GV-N250ZL-1GI Using Gigabyte’s Gamer HUD Lite
- Test System Setup And Benchmarks
- Synthetic Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
- Game Benchmarks: Crysis
- Game Benchmarks: Left 4 Dead
- Game Benchmarks: Fallout 3
- Game Benchmarks: World in Conflict
- Game Benchmarks: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Power, Temperature, And Noise Benchmarks