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Performance in RPG

Gothic

The current version of Gothic 3 doesn’t support FSAA, so we benchmarked the cards with anisotropic filtering only.

This game being a very demanding application, the ASUS cards both have modest results. However, the EN7950GT is preferable to the Radeon X1950 Pro as it has a higher minimum of speed. The Radeon X1900 XT is the only card that keeps the frame rate always above 25fps – the EN7950GT can’t do that even at the overclocked frequencies.

Neverwinter Nights 2

The game looks best with enabled HDR, so we benchmarked the cards in the HDR mode. Moreover, the Nvidia GeForce 7 series cannot support FP HDR along with full-screen antialiasing.

On installing the version 1.3 patch, the game runs faster, yet the best graphics card here, the overclocked ASUS EN7950GT, can’t notch even 30fps. The game seems to load heavily the graphics card’s texture-mapping units as is indicated by the extremely low results of the Radeon X1950 Pro and the relatively high results of the Radeon X1900 XT – they have 12 and 16 TMUs, respectively.

 
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