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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Nvidia GeForce 7 architecture doesn’t allow to use FP HDR and full-screen antialiasing simultaneously, so we benchmarked the cards in TES IV: Oblivion using anisotropic filtering only. The game loses much of its visual appeal without HDR, although some gamers argue that point.

In closed environments ASUS’ products deliver high speeds in resolutions up to 1600x1200, and the overclocked EN7950GT is even somewhat faster than the Radeon X1900 XT, but a large part of the TES IV: Oblivion gameplay goes on outdoors where the requirements to the graphics subsystem are much harder. Let’s see what we have then.

Indeed, as soon as you go out, the Radeon X1900 XT with its 48 pixel processors breaks away from its opponents and the overclocking only improves the average, not minimum, speed of the EN7950GT. The average frame rate of the EN7950GT and EN7900GS Top is quite good for their class, and is even higher than that of the Radeon X1950 Pro, but their minimum speed is too low. It means you won’t avoid slowdowns and loss of control accuracy in graphically complex scenes.

 
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