X-bit Labs has compared the performance of entry-level cards from below $99 to high-end graphics cards of up to $649 in their latest graphics card roundup. They used a bunch of new demanding games such as AOE3, Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2, F.E.A.R., Quake 4 and others.
Since quite a lot of you are looking forward a new graphics card to play the recently released games that require tremendous graphics power, we decided to help you with your choice by carefully examining performance of the contemporary offerings in the latest games. We have already performed testing of modern platforms in our articles titled “Contemporary CPUs and New Games: No Way to Delusions!” and “Games against CPUs. Part II.” and found out that modern games are generally not really dependent on the microprocessor, unless it is totally outdated, but do require more than 1GB of memory and a speedy graphics card.