Half-Life 2: Episode Two
It’s the same in Half-Life 2: Episode Two. The ECS N8800GT-512MX DT and the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB are identical in terms of performance, and your shopping choice must be determined by their pricing. There is no sense in paying extra for the additional 16 shader processors and 4 TMUs of the latter card if ECS’ product is cheaper.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
The game doesn’t support FSAA when you enable the dynamic lighting model, but loses much of its visual appeal with the static model. This is the reason why we benchmarked the cards in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. using anisotropic filtering only.
The ECS N8800GT-512MX DT is again almost as fast as the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, but its minimum speed is below comfortable level at 1920x1200. So, you should prefer the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB if you’ve got a 23” monitor.
Unreal Tournament 3
Forcing FSAA from the graphics card’s driver doesn’t produce any effect as yet. That’s why the game is tested with anisotropic filtering only.
The difference is negligible again, 4-5% in favor of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB. Well, every graphics card in this test session has a superb speed at any resolution in this test.