Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Everything we’ve written above is true for Half-Life 2: Episode Two as well. The Gainward Bliss 8800 GTS 1024MB is in the lead, but doesn’t ensure some special benefits. Owners of ordinary versions of GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 3870 X2 are going to feel just as comfortable in this game.
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 new card has a somewhat higher minimum of speed than the GeForce 8800 GTX, but otherwise performs in the same way. It is a perfect choice for running this game just like any other version of GeForce 8800 GTS or the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2.
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 increased frequencies of the Bliss 8800 GTS 1024MB card only show up at 1920x1200, but this advantage is very small considering that the average frame rates are as high as 80fps.