Performance in RPG
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
There is no such great need for a fast graphics memory subsystem in closed scenes of this game as there is in open environments, so the GeForce 7950 GT is but slightly worse than the leading Radeon X1900 XT and GeForce 7900 GTX.
In open scenes, however, there is a bigger gap between the GeForce 7950 GT and 7900 GTX, at least in resolutions below 1920x1200. The Radeon X1950 Pro has got closer to the GeForce 7950 GT here and has even delivered higher min performance in some cases despite having only half the amount of graphics memory.
Among graphics cards from the $259-299 price range it is only the Radeon X1900 XT that is capable of delivering a comfortable frame rate in 1280x1024.
The problem we noticed with the GeForce 7900 GT and GS in our earlier tests is not observed with the GeForce 7950 GT and GeForce 7900 GTX, probably due to the larger amount of graphics memory. However, the results of these cards differ but little, so there is some limiting factor, perhaps in the ForceWare driver, that has nothing to do with GPU and memory frequencies.