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Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters

Hitman: Blood Money

We wrote in earlier reviews that graphics cards with 512MB of memory have a certain advantage in high resolutions of Hitman: Blood Money . 320 megabytes seems to be enough, too, because the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is not much slower than the ordinary GeForce 8800 GTS irrespective of the display resolution. The difference is never bigger than 5% between them.

Both these cards and the pre-overclocked version of GeForce 8800 GTS offered by MSI make all the resolutions playable while the GeForce 8800 GTX even allows using FSAA modes higher than the common 4x MSAA – its reserve of speed is more than enough for that.

Tomb Raider: Legend

Even at the maximum graphics quality settings the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB copes with the game just as successfully as the ordinary GeForce 8800 GTS does. Both cards allow playing the game comfortably at 1920x1200 in the eye candy mode. The MSI NX8800GTS OC Edition is faster than both reference cards in terms of average frame rate, but has the same minimum of speed. The min speed of the GeForce 8800 GTX is on the same level. This must have something to do with the game’s engine.

 
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