Performance in RPG
The GeForce 9600 GT and the overclocked Gigabyte GV-RX387512H have rather high average results, the former being about 10% faster, but each has a very low minimum of speed. The rest of the tested cards can’t yield 30fps even.
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.
Each of the four Radeon HD 3000 series cards provides comfortable gaming conditions in every display mode including 1920x1200 although Gigabyte’s versions are somewhat slower then the reference samples. The GeForce 9600 GT looks good, too. But at high resolutions its average performance is similar to that of the ATI Radeon HD 3850 while the minimum speed is even lower.