man what a good investment I made with my 4870x2. Best card I've owned so far. (well besides the one before it the 8800gtx and then the good ol' 9700pro before that)
Once you startup the game for the first time, it virtually is impossible to not be impressed by the graphics quality. Amazing texture detail at low and high altitudes. In the sky we fly through dense hard on the GPU volumetric clouds.
This screenshot shows the nice ambient lighting, shadows, fog and object detail. But let's have a look at the level we'll be performing our test in.
One of the nicer image quality settings you can enable is ambient occlusion. Ambient occlusion attempts to approximate the way light radiates in real life situations. Next to that things like fog that traces weaponry, realistic clouds, god-rays and HDR are fairly common in the graphics engine for sure.
Why isn't the GeForce GTX 295 on top you ask ? Well even with a internal Beta driver supplied by NVIDIA, the second GPU on the GTX 295 would not kick in, despite that driver being SLI ready. So the GTX 295 is reverting to 1 GPU performance only. And that's pretty much showing GeForce GTX 260 performance. Make no mistake, once an updated driver is released .. the GTX 295 will trump the charts. We'll update when that happens.
Originally Posted by Auld
The 4870X2 kicked butt although it looks like the GTX295 wasnt using its second GPU. Has anyone actually played a "dog fight" game with jets? sounds boring but i might like it after i tried it, dunno.