Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
It’s only multi-GPU solutions from Nvidia, including a GeForce 9600 GT SLI configuration, that can ensure a really high speed in this game. The GeForce 9800 GTX doesn’t justify its higher price, larger size and higher power draw as it delivers the same performance as the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The new graphics card shows the biggest performance gain at a resolution of 1280x1024, about 11%. This makes it the leader among single-chip cards, but from a gamer’s point of view it is no different from the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB as both cards have much higher speed than you actually need for this game genre. Considering the lower price of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, the benefits of the GeForce 9800 GTX look rather vague especially as the new card is less handy due to its larger size and two power connectors.