8. Half Life 2 Episode 2 (DirectX 9), Left4Dead
Far Cry 2 is one of the hottest game titles right now. The game supports both the DirectX 9 and the DirectX10 rendering modes and its graphics engine is much lighter than the one that Crysis uses. As a result, all the graphics cards will perform quite well, even at the higher resolutions of 1920x1200 with 16xAA/16xAF enabled.
The Gainward GTX260 216 1792MB performed very well even under the 'Ultra High' rendering mode. But again the card falls behind the XFX GTX260.
At 1680x1050, we see that the performance difference between the GTX260 solutions is decreases as we set the quality settings higher:
At the resolution of 1920x1200, the performance is +3FPS in favor of the XFX GTX260.
On the other hand, the Gainward GTX260 216 1792 is better in the DirectX 10 tests with even with the 16xAA/AF enabled.