Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Every card is very slow in this game. We can see the GeForce 9600 GT doesn’t feel a lack of memory at high resolutions as it does in some other games. On the other hand, the results of the junior Radeon HD 3000 models indicate that 256 megabytes of graphics memory is not enough, at least at the highest graphics quality settings. By the way, you can lower the level of detail to Medium to achieve a playable speed without losing much in terms of visual quality.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The senior models of Radeon HD 3870 can be used for playing this game at resolutions up to 1600x1200 inclusive while the overclocked Gigabyte GV-RX387512H delivers a playable frame rate even at 1920x1200. The Gigabyte GV-RX385256H is about as fast as the reference Radeon HD 3850, both cards providing an acceptable speed at 1280x1024 only.