The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The game looks much worse without HDR (although this is an arguable point), so we test it with enabled FP HDR.
The Radeon X1950 Pro is just as fast as it used to be while the GeForce 8600 GTS has got somewhat slower in terms of minimum speed after our transition to Windows Vista and to the use of transparency antialiasing. Anyway, both cards can be used to play Oblivion at the highest level of detail in 1280x1024, judging by these numbers.
When tested in the open game scenes, the Radeon X1950 Pro is slower than its opponent, but not as much as when the transparency antialiasing was disabled. Its speed remains the same whereas the GeForce 8600 GTS has slowed down, especially in terms of minimum speed. The overclocked versions of the card don’t save the day, so you may want to disable the Transparency Antialiasing option in ForceWare to have a comfortable frame rate in TES IV.