The current version of Gothic 3 does not support FSAA, so we benchmarked the cards using anisotropic filtering only.
The requirements of this game genre to the minimum and average speed are no as strict as those of first-person shooters, and every GeForce 8800 can be used to play in any resolution, including 1920x1200. The senior models ensure a higher reserve of speed in the highest display mode, but the juniors provide comfortable playing conditions as well.
The GeForce 8600 cannot give you an acceptable speed even in 1280x1024 due to a lack of computing power and low performance of its TMUs. The 16 TMUs of the G84 chip seem to be equivalent to 8 classic TMUs in performance. The GeForce 8500 GT fails this test: it cannot reach even 10fps in the lowest of the tested resolutions.