ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card ReviewMon, Jan 28, 2008 - 8:00 AM
World in Conflict
World in Conflict (also known as WiC or WIC) is a real-time tactical video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows and the Xbox 360. The game was released in North America on 18 September 2007 and was included in our testing as it is a recent DirectX 10 game title. It also has a threaded engine for multi-core processor support, which is ideal for this testing. The plot in World in Conflict is to defend their country, their hometown, and their families in the face of Soviet-led World War III, delivering an epic struggle of courage and retribution. You are a field commander leading the era’s most powerful military machines in the heroic effort to turn back the invasion…one city and suburb at a time. Let’s get on to the benchmarking! WIC was tested using the most recent patch available, which is patch number 002.
ATI Only Numbers – ALL CATALYST 8.1 Drivers
Legit Reviews is in the middle of updating our test systems to the latest drivers and is now testing all the cards at resolutions of 1920×1200 and 1280×1024. We just finished all the ATI Radeon 3000 series graphics cards on 8.1 CATALYST Drivers, but haven’t yet completed all the NVIDIA graphics cards. For this reason we split up the test results and we hope you understand why as we are in a transition period and have over 20 video cards to re-test, which takes a long time as we run each benchmark three times and average the results.
Medium DX9 Quality Settings -
High DX10 Quality Settings -
NVIDIA Results – Forceware 169.06/CATALYST 8.1
Legit Reviews is in the middle of updating our test system to the latest NVIDIA video card drivers, but for now are using Forceware 169.06. This will be the last time these NVIDIA numbers will be used.
Results: As you would expect, in our DX9 testing at medium quality, the 3870 X2 card does better than every other single ATI GPU card that we tested. Not necessarily enough to want this card for just WOC using DX9. In our DX10 igh Quality settings, the only competition that the 3870 X2 has is the 3870 Crossfire setup, which bests the X2 card by a full 3FPS. Nothing else even in teh ATI family comes close to matching its performance. When paired against the Nvidia cards in the DX10 settings, the 3870 X2 beats out Nvidia’s top card, the 8800 Ultra by 4fps, or a 5% increase.