15. Ground Control II
Connect 3D X800XT - 15 - 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. Call in air strikes or assault pods to bring the battle behind enemy lines. Send out scouts to locate the enemy and use spotters for your artillery with the 360° free-roaming camera. Experience the total immersion of futuristic warfare as you lead your forces to victory!
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 framerate 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!
All cards start out at 800x600 with similar performance as we're limited by our CPU. From that point on, the Connect3D card seems to fall behind the 6800's but still the framerate is kept at respectable levels.
The same situation remaing in this chart. Enabling Anisotropic Filtering and Anti Aliasing makes the cards lose more than 50% of their previous performance and the X800XT especially falls down to 32fps under 1600x1200.