Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
It’s uncertain what hardware the developer kept in mind when working on Lost Planet. None of modern graphics cards can provide even 25fps at the maximum graphics quality settings. We can compare the cards anyway, and it’s clear that the pre-overclocked versions of Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT are not any worse than the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX while the non-overclocked version is the best choice in the $249 price category.
If you want to have a playable speed in this game, you should change some settings from High to Medium as we described in our review of DirectX 10 games.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The MSI NX8800GT OC isn’t any worse than the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX starting from a resolution of 1600x1200 and even provides a better minimum of speed. The frame rate remains high at every resolution, unlike with the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB that has a poor minimum of speed in spite of a good average frame rate.