Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Graphics cards with 256 megabytes of memory are slow in this game, but 512 megabytes if quite enough even for Nvidia’s cards that suffer from a software problem we noted in our earlier reports. 1 gigabyte of memory available on the Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS is unused. The game is also the opposite of Unreal Tournament 3 as it has too high system requirements at the maximum level of detail and none of the tested graphics cards can provide an average frame rate of even 25-30fps.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The game can obviously make use of over 512MB of graphics memory as we could see with the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX that would be far superior even to overclocked versions of Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. The Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS feels even more confident than the ex-flagship of the GeForce 8 series ensuring a 35% performance growth over the reference GeForce 8800 GT 512MB at 1280x1024, for example. This performance gain is smaller at higher resolutions and has no effect on the level of your playing comfort, but the idea of installing 1GB of memory is not so useless after all.