Benchmarks: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Crysis Warhead
To test Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 we used Fraps. We have changed the test scenario to the Hummer scene in "ACT I - Team Player" where your unit comes under fire traveling though the city. Again maximum in-game quality settings were used with 4xAA and a 60 second gameplay recording.
The Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) easily outperformed the Radeon HD 5830 at 1680x1050 delivering 13% more performance with an average of 52fps. While this is impressive, the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was substantially faster delivering 31% more performance reaching 68fps and matching the GeForce GTX 470 and outperforming even the Radeon HD 5870.
At 1920x1200 the performance trends remain identical which is great news for the new GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards.
Even at 2560x1600 the Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) is able to match the Radeon HD 5830 with an average of 26fps. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) slipped down the ranks but it still managed to match the more expensive GeForce GTX 470 part.
Crysis Warhead Benchmarks
Rather than using the Crysis Warhead benchmark we elected to record frame rates over 60 seconds of actual gameplay using Fraps. We used action from the level "All The Fury" using the enthusiast quality setting with AA and AF disabled.
At 1680x1050 the Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) slipped 2fps behind the Radeon HD 5830 when measuring average frame rates. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was considerably stronger providing 24% more performance and in the process matching the Radeon HD 5850 and falling a bit behind the GeForce GTX 470.
As it's happened all along this review so far, the 1920x1200 tests show us much of the same trends. The Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) is just 2fps slower than the Radeon HD 5830 and the GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was 5fps faster making it just 1fps slower than the Radeon HD 5850 and GeForce GTX 470 graphics cards.
Crysis Warhead is a tall order for any graphics card at 2560x1600, so it came as little surprise to find the new GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards struggling here. With marks of sub-30 fps we doubt you will want to play using these settings anyway.