Performance in RPG
Hellgate is sensitive to the amount of graphics memory, which explains these results. When overclocked, the Albatron is close to the GeForce 8800 GTX at high resolutions but not ahead of it. For comparison, the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT with 1GB of onboard memory delivers even higher performance in this game.
The current version of the game doesn’t support FSAA, so we performed the test with anisotropic filtering only.
There’s almost no effect from overclocking the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB in this game. We get an 8% increase in speed at best, which is too little to affect your gaming experience.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The game loses much of its visual appeal without HDR. Although some gamers argue that point, we think TES IV looks best with enabled FP HDR and test it in this mode.
As you can see, the overclocking ensures a considerable growth in the average and minimum speed of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB at a resolution of 1600x1200 and higher. But on the other hand, the performance is quite comfortable even at the default frequencies, so there’s no sense in overclocking the card for extra frames-per-second, increasing its power consumption and heat dissipation along the way.