Performance in RPG
The current version of the game doesn’t support FSAA, so we performed the test with anisotropic filtering only.
The MSI card has a considerably better minimum speed than the Leadtek while having the same average frame rate. This must be due to the inherent inaccuracy of the manual test method – the game doesn’t provide built-in benchmarking tools. Anyway, the NX8800GT OC is not any worse than the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX and can be successfully used at resolutions up to 1920x1200 inclusive, unlike the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB and ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB.
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.
Every card delivers comfortable performance in closed environments and dungeons, and the per-overclocked versions of Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT look best, while the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is the worst one here.
There are similar results in open scenes: all the versions of Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT and the GeForce 8800 GTX deliver almost the same performance. Their results are high enough even for a first-person shooter that requires accurate aiming and shooting: the average frame rate is never lower than 60fps and the minimum speed is always above 30fps.
Users of ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB and Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB should feel comfortable while playing this game, although the min speed may bottom out below 25fps at high resolutions.