|NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GF106 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 13 September 2010|
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BattleForge is free Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by EA Phenomic with DirectX-11 graphics capability. Combining strategic cooperative battles, the community of MMO games, and trading card gameplay, BattleForge players are free to put their creatures, spells and buildings into combination's they see fit. These units are represented in the form of digital cards from which you build your own unique army. With minimal resources and a custom tech tree to manage, the gameplay is unbelievably accessible and action-packed.
Benchmark Reviews uses the built-in graphics benchmark to measure performance in BattleForge, using Very High quality settings (detail) and 8x anti-aliasing with auto multi-threading enabled. BattleForge is one of the first titles to take advantage of DirectX-11 in Windows 7, and offers a very robust color range throughout the busy battleground landscape. The charted results illustrate how performance measures-up between video cards when Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) is enabled.
BattleForge GPU-Appropriate Quality Settings
Cost Analysis: BattleForge (Normal)
Test Summary: Sometimes a video card handles light workloads better than intensive processing routines, and AMD knows their product limitations quite well. A combination of lower settings and AMD co-development allow BattleForge to give Radeon products a boost in frame rate performance. Without heavy post-processing effects or SSAO to weigh down the GPUs, BattleForge positions the Radeon HD 5750 ahead of the GeForce GTS 450. Things looks a lot different when the settings are turned up high...
BattleForge Extreme Quality Settings
Cost Analysis: BattleForge (Extreme)
Test Summary: With settings turned to their highest quality, the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 closely matched performance to the more expensive Radeon HD 5770, and delivers a generous lead in cost per frame value. Overclocked to 950MHz, the GTS 450 improved it position to 29.0 FPS and beat the Radeon HD 5830. Two GTS 450's combined into SLI actually yield a 13.4% improvement over the combined FPS of two separate cards, and also outperforms the Radeon HD 5850 by 4.4 FPS. Read our full NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 SLI Performance Scaling report to see what else a pair of these cards can beat.