Among these graphics cards the Radeon X1900 GT and the GeForce 7900 GT seem to be the only ones that are suitable for running Rise of Legends. The rest of them won’t do even if you limit yourself to anisotropic filtering only, without FSAA. We don’t think that a speed of 19-27fps is comfortable for playing a game, even if it is not a first-person shooter.
We should single out the GeForce 7600 GT that has the best result in its class, closely approaching an average speed of 30fps. The Radeon X1800 XL takes the lead in the “eye candy” mode, but this has little practical value since the cards’ performance in too low then.
Everything we’ve said about Hitman can be applied to Rise of Legends. Moreover, the results of the mainstream graphics cards are even lower on average here. The fastest card in this category, the GeForce 7600 GT, yields a mere 27fps in 1280x1024 without FSAA. Although you need less than 55-60fps to normally play a strategy, 27fps is still not enough for quick and accurate control over units under your command. Unfortunately, you can’t but use 1024x768 resolution and lower the level of detail to play this game on GeForce 7600 GT/GS or Radeon X1600 XT/Pro cards.