14. Ground Control II
Ground Control 2 is an action-oriented game of tactics and warfare. As Captain Jacob Angelus of the Northern Star Alliance, you will command squads of infantry, artillery, and airpower against the might of the Empire of Terra. Base building and resource-collecting are replaced with unit control and combat tactics where your knowledge of the battlefield maneuvers will make the difference in your fight against a ruthless enemy. Position your troops on hilltops for better aim or inside buildings and forests for protection as you'll need to use every inch of terrain to your advantage.
For our benchmarks, we used the highest possible settings on the first mission of the single player game and moved around the camera to get an average frame rate using fraps.
Ground Control II offers really impressive graphics without requiring much GPU power. Click on the picture above to view a screenshot from the game. Check out these excellent water effects!
In Ground Control II, the 6800 Ultra takes back the lead once more. The XL falls behind by a considerable amount of fps, but still doing much better than the N6600GT.
Setting AA to 4x and AF to 8x, the X800XL's performance drop is more than 50%. So now there's a huge gap between it and the 6800 Ultra from MSI while there's also very few fps separating it from the 6600GT.