Benchmarks: Aliens vs. Predator, Battlefield Bad Company 2
For testing Aliens vs. Predator we have used the custom DX11 benchmark as it is highly demanding. We played through a test scene in the same sequence every time for accurate results. The maximum possible visual quality settings were enabled along with 4xAA/16xAF.
At 1680x1050 the Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) graphics card matched the Radeon HD 5830 which was nice to see. The overclocked Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was 28% faster as it matched the performance of the GeForce GTX 470 and Radeon HD 5850 graphics cards.
When testing at 1920x1200 we find that the performance trends are much the same.
Finally at 2560x1600 we find that this extreme resolution proves too much for the Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) as it simply lacks the frame buffer to operate properly. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) is considerably faster despite delivering just 18fps, though again this matches the Radeon HD 5850 and the GeForce GTX 470.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Benchmarks
Next up we have Battlefield Bad Company 2 which was tested using Fraps to record 60 seconds of gameplay from the level “Cold War”. The game was tested using the best visual quality settings with 4xAA/16xAF enabled.
The Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) slipped behind the Radeon HD 5830 at 1680x1050 when testing with Battlefield Bad Company 2 where it was 5% slower. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) performed considerably better providing 25% more performance compared to 768MB card.
Moreover with an average of 66fps it was a single frame slower than the GeForce GTX 470 and trailed the Radeon HD 5850 by a 2fps margin.
At 1920x1200 we find that the standings are much the same. The GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) is again 25% faster than the Inno3D board (768MB) allowing it to outperform the Radeon HD 5830 while competing within a frame of the GeForce GTX 470.
The GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) again struggled at 2560x1600, which is nothing to be ashamed of given the more limited memory capacity. It was still able to match the performance of the Radeon HD 5770 at this resolution.
The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) received the expected speed bump. At 32fps it was a fraction faster than the Radeon HD 5830.