9. NFS Carbon
Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.
What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighbourhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve.
Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crew's cars in every way using the ground-breaking new Autosculpt technology. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games.
In order to benchmark the graphics cards, we drove two identical rounds on the same track with the same car. By using FRAPS, we recorded all 2 minutes of driving.
Black and beautiful...
Keep in mind that all tests results were done with "Blur Effect" and "Rain" disabled, since enabling them gives a huge performance hit on all cards. All other detail settings are maxed out. As usual, AA/AF modes are set through each card's 3D control panel. Without enabling AA/AF, we can see the performance of each card at 1280x1024.
NFS Carbon is a no-go for Nvidia based cards. All ATI based cards however, showed superb performance and the Asus EAX1650XT CF reached 65 FPS average performance.
The game doesn't include any setting for AA/AF modes but they can be enabled from the control panel for each VGA card. The Asus EAX1650XT CF performed well, better than the 7900GS SLI.