9. 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.
As it happened in "Half Life 2", so here too we find both XFX 7800 series cards surging ahead, especially at the higher resolutions. In fact, resolution doesn't have much of an impact as both 7800 cards maintain a constant frame rate.
With AA and AF enabled though, all cards lose sum punch, but the 7800 GTX still outperforms both the other cards.