Performance in RPG
The overclocked GeForce 9800 GTX can’t do anything about ATI’s new-generation cards. It is only at 1920x1200 that the GeForce outperforms the Radeon HD 4850 by 8-9%. The overclocked GeForce 9800 GTX delivers comfortable performance at the highest resolution but you can’t use the card for long in such a harsh operation mode. As for the GeForce 9800 GTX+, we guess it will be slower.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The game loses much of its visual appeal without HDR. Although some gamers argue that point, we think TES IV looks best with enabled FP HDR and test it in this mode.
The modified GeForce 9800 GTX delivers a frame rate of over 100fps in closed environments and over 80fps in open scenes but its bottom speed is not far different from that of the RV770-based cards and you don’t actually need such a high frame rate for playing the game. In other words, the effect from the volt-modding and overclocking is not worth the trouble. Talking about the GeForce 9800 GTX+, it should feel somewhat more comfortable in open scenes of this game at high resolutions than the ordinary version of the card.