Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
None of the cards, including the Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GT Extreme, can provide a comfortable speed in this game at the highest level of detail. As we found out earlier, you can drop some of the game settings from High to Medium to improve its speed while losing little in visual quality.
Anyway, the title of the winner in the mainstream category goes to the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT. This card easily beats the more expensive solutions from the opposing camp such as ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB. On the other hand, the PC version of Lost Planet was optimized for Nvidia’s hardware under Nvidia’s program “The Way It’s Meant to be Played”.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The GeForce 8800 GT profits a lot from overclocked frequencies in this test, yet its standard version is also good at every resolution, providing very comfortable conditions for the gamer. Its results are quite acceptable for any dynamic first-person shooter, let alone a third-person one whose requirements to the average and minimum speed are lower. ATI’s Radeon HD 2900 series cards have a good average but a low minimum speed which makes the game barely playable on them.