Performance in RPG
The current version of Gothic 3 does not support FSAA so we benchmarked the cards using anisotropic filtering only.
Despite the lack of FSAA, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is far slower not only than the ordinary GeForce 8800 GTS, but also than the Radeon X1950 XTX, and is a little ahead of the GeForce 7950 GX2. Delivering a frame rate of 26-27fps at 1280x1024, this card does not suit well for playing Gothic 3 .
Note that the GeForce 8800 GTX is ahead of the GeForce 8800 GTS by 20% at best. This game probably cannot fully utilize all the resources provided by Nvidia’s flagship product. The small difference between the ordinary and overclocked versions of the GeForce 8800 GTS is indicative of the same fact.
Neverwinter Nights 2
Starting with version 1.04 this game allows using FSAA, but HDR is still not supported. So, we benchmarked the cards in the eye candy mode here.
You want to have a frame rate of higher than 15fps to play Neverwinter Nights 2 with comfort, and the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB barely reaches this point even at 1600x1200. The 640MB version of the card is never slower than 15fps.