If you are looking to upgrade your video card, there are so many options available. We are going to take a look at one of BFG Tech’s top PCI-E cards, the 6800 GT OC. How did it make out in our tests? Is the card worth it, with the next gen on the way?
This games level of detail is immense, it uses every inch of your graphics power, and begs for more. Currently, this is the only game that fully supports 512MB cards, which is meant for the Ultra quality. Since my monitor supports a maximum of 1280*1024 however, we are safe to do benchmarks with the Ultra detail level, without much trouble.
We used two different resolutions and settings for the tests. At 1024 * 768, the detail was set to High, with all settings maxed, except AA which was left at 0. AT 1280 * 1024, the detail was kept at Ultra and everything else was maxed, once again, except for AA, which we kept at 4x. I used the built-in Demo1 level for testing. It’s small, but it packs a lot of the graphical potential into all 30 seconds worth.
The card is nothing short of impressive here, showing an average of 53FPS at 1280*1024, with Ultra Detail. It’s interesting to note that overclocking actually decreased it a few frames, however. That could be due to the extra temperature, since the card was no doubt being stressed to the max.