Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Both versions of Radeon HD 3850 feel a shortage of graphics memory right from the start while the ASUS EAH3870 TOP looks good against the more expensive GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, being only slower by 10-15% depending on resolution. Anyway, the gamer will have to lower the level of detail to play the game normally.
Tomb Raider: Legend
Overclocking is of little effect here and the ASUS cards don’t offer big advantages in comparison with the reference cards from AMD. The average frame rate of the EAH3870 TOP is below that of the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB, but Nvidia’s card has a terrible minimum speed at resolutions of 1600x1200 and higher, which makes the ATI Radeon HD 3870 and 3850 preferable for this game.