Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
There is little difference between the two versions of the GeForce 7950 GT despite the use of 4x full-screen antialiasing. It’s clear that the game doesn’t generate as much data even in 1600x1200 resolution as to make the difference in the amount of memory matter. Working at increased frequencies, the Foxconn GeForce 7950 GT 256MB (FV-N79GM2D2-HPOC) even leaves the Gigabyte card behind!
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In spite of its increased frequencies, the Foxconn card is considerably slower than the Gigabyte from the beginning. The difference in performance between the cards with 256MB and 512MB of onboard memory does not depend on the memory clock rate in 1920x1200 resolution as is indicated by the results of the 256MB models. It’s clear the speed is limited by the amount of graphics memory.
The GeForce 7950 GT 256MB is slower than its opponent by 10-15%, depending on the memory clock rate, in the resolution of 1280x1024. The average performance being below 40fps, owners of such cards may have to disable full-screen antialiasing. But if you’ve got a GeForce 7950 GT with 512MB of memory, you can try to turn FSAA on. You won’t have a frame rate of 60fps, yet the gameplay will be much smoother.