Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB DirectCu
Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering.
Some interesting results here. Out of the box, the Asus GTX 460 is just slightly behind our overclocked 768MB reference card. Once overclocked it sails well ahead towards the realms of stock HD 5850 performance.
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...
Unlike Warhead, DiRT2 can be maxed out without top end hardware. As such, both graphics cards are playable with all settings set to full. Again, the stock Asus card and the overclocked 768MB card exchange punches, while the overclocked Asus maintains its lead.
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our setup.
Modern Warfare 2 campaign sends the gamer through sparse and densely populated regions and as such it comes to no surprise that there is always such a large difference in minimum and maximum framerates. The story of the previous two games are repeated here.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs
Left 4 Dead simply doesn't do these graphics cards justice. You will struggle to notice the difference between the two within this game, even with the sliders set to full.