Facelift: The ATi Radeon 9600 XT

C&C Generals Demo

This is the newest addition to Westwood's "Command & Conquer" line of real-time strategy games. Although the engine uses DirectX 8.1 effects, it has been very hard to ascertain any details. Several modifications were necessary before the game could be used as a benchmark. To begin with, we had to deactivate the framerate limiter in the big.ini by editing the file gamedat.ini.

We measured the performance with the help of FRAPS in a demo we recorded ourselves.

In the standard settings, the field is very close together, with a clear advantage for the ATi 9600 cards.

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