Performance in RPG
The current version of Gothic 3 does not support FSAA, so we benchmarked the cards using anisotropic filtering only.
Just like in the previous case, the Radeon X1900 XT is the only card to allow playing the game at highest graphics quality settings. The average speed of the other cards, including the PowerColor, is less than 25fps with a minimum of lower than 15fps.
Neverwinter Nights 2
Starting with version 1.04, the game allows using FSAA, but its support for HDR is still deficient. Therefore we tested the cards at the eye candy settings.
Alas, the PowerColor X1950 Pro SCS3 performs poorly here, too. Its average speed of less 15fps is below the limit when the game stops to react to the player’s commands correctly. The PowerColor overtakes the GeForce 8600 GTS in 1920x1200 thanks to its higher-performing memory subsystem, but it doesn’t matter anything when the average speed is as low as 8-9fps.