Low Quality Performance

Low quality settings favored the Radeon HD 5830 over the GeForce GTX 260 -- not that it mattered with both cards showing well over 100fps. The Radeon HD 5770 and GeForce GTS 450 also shattered the 100fps barrier at 1680x1050. In fact, all tested cards except the GeForce GT 430 were able to deliver extremely playable performance.

At 1920x1200, the GeForce GTX 260 and Radeon HD 5830 easily surpassed the 100fps mark. The Radeon HD 5770 lost only 2fps from 1680x1050, while the Radeon HD 4850 was 20fps slower. The GeForce 9800 GT dropped a single frame. Both the Radeon HD 5670 and GeForce GT 240 lost 8fps, averaging 58fps, while the GeForce GT 430 was again the slowest card we tested, scoring 40fps.

Running at 2560x1600 on low quality, the Radeon HD 5770 was able to pump out 61fps while the Radeon HD 5830 and GeForce GTX 260 delivered 77 and 74fps, respectively.