Gainward Bliss 8600 GT PCX Golden Sample GLH Edition 256mb

Call of Duty 4, F.E.A.R. and Bioshock

Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full featureset. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions and is fast and furious, perfect for our test suite.
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Aiming for 1368 x 768 with 2 x AA, Call of Duty 4 gets a decent amount of FPS and is very playable.

F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects. This is a fairly old game but was a very testing one at the time of release and still looks fantastic, so we've kept it in.
Again at 1368 x 768 with 2 x AA and 2 x FSAA, the gainward 8600 GT PCX produces excellent smooth FPS and is a pleasant experience to play with decent detail.

Bioshock is a game based on the Unreal Engine 3. It uses some DirectX10 features such as awesome water and smoke effects. The detail level in the game, combined with a frantic pace makes for an excellent benchmark.
The Unreal Engine 3 is also very playable at this resolution, although I was a little disappointed as the UE3 engine tends to be very scalable generally.
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Most Recent Comments

21-01-2008, 12:47:26

Worth a look at this HDMI-enabled card?

Read on...Quote

21-01-2008, 13:11:28

last page, "eprformance"

needs editing

otherwise, good review Quote

21-01-2008, 14:14:48

Ta, must have missed that Quote

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