Performance in Third-Person Shooters
Hitman: Blood Money
You don’t need as high a frame rate in a third-person shooter as you do in a first-person one to enjoy the game fully. Still, we should note the superiority of the Foxconn 8800 GTX over the rest of the graphics cards. In the highest resolution the minimum speed of that card is 44fps, which guarantees you’ll have no slowdowns and jerkiness.
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
At the moment of our writing this review this next episode in Sam Fisher’s career was still unable to work correctly on G80-based solutions. In its release notes Nvidia says it is a developer’s problem and suggests that you run the executable splintercell4.exe with the -ll parameter or create an appropriate launch icon.
The Foxconn 8800 GTX looks a giant against the other three cards, outperforming them by 20fps. As a matter of fact, you don’t need such a high speed as is provided by the Foxconn to play the game comfortably. You can enjoy just as much comfort on the other graphics cards (and you won’t have to use the additional launch parameter on them).
Tomb Raider: Legend
If you feel like adventuring and treasure-seeking, you should appreciate the speed of the GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB. Its performance is almost 60fps even in 1900x1200. But if you don’t use extremely high resolutions, you may use the less expensive GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB just as well.