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Neverwinter Nights 2

The game’s support for HDR is still deficient, therefore we tested the cards at the eye candy settings with 4x FSAA.

It’s like in the previous test: the GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra easily cope with every tested resolution and are likely to deliver high performance in the yet-exotic 2560x1600 resolution as well. Every version of GeForce 8600 GTS allows using the native resolution on a 23” and larger LCD monitor although the speed may occasionally drop to below 15fps, which is the critical mark for Neverwinter Nights 2.

The GeForce 8600 GTS has problems with texturing speed again and its average speed is below the desired 15fps even at 1280x1024. The GeForce 8500 GT can’t run this game normally at all. We doubt that its speed can be improved much by disabling FSAA and switching to lower resolutions whereas the reduction of the level of detail makes the game less appealing visually and, accordingly, less fun to play.

 
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