Performance in RPG
The role-player shooter Hellgate: London is suddenly a good illustration of the potential benefits 1024MB of graphics memory can give you. We used to criticize the game for running too slowly while having just ordinary visuals, but it turns out that it just needed more graphics memory. As a result, the Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS is almost 50% ahead of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, delivering comfortable performance for 1280x1024 and near comfortable for 1600x1200 – you could only have this with Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra before.
The current version of the game doesn’t support FSAA, so we performed the test with anisotropic filtering only.
Gothic 3 is not a new game. It doesn’t support FSAA and doesn’t use DirectX 10 capabilities, but it is sensitive to the amount of graphics memory. The Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS is farther ahead of the reference card than the Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 512MB GS GLH is, notwithstanding the higher GPU and memory frequencies of the latter. The playability is not improved much, though.