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 air power 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!
Similar performance from the 7800GT and 7800GTX. Notice that the 7800GT reported slightly higher framerates at resolutions up to 1280X1024. Much lower performance from the X850XT and 6800Ultra.
With AA and AF enabled, the situation is similar to the previous with filtering disabled. At lower resolutions, the XFX card is the fastest while at higher, the ASUS.