Performance in RPG
The current version of the game doesn’t support FSAA, so we performed the test with anisotropic filtering only.
Gothic 3 depends more on the texture rather than shader processors, which explains the low performance of each version of Radeon HD 2600 Pro. The average speed is only 15fps at best – not enough even for minimum gaming comfort. The PowerColor version is a little behind than the standard card but this doesn’t matter much as both are very slow.
Neverwinter Nights 2
The game offers FSAA starting with version 1.04, but its support for HDR is still deficient, so we are benchmarking the cards in the eye candy mode only.
The game depends a high texturing speed from the graphics card, and the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro is slow as a consequence. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR4 can barely catch up with the GeForce 8600 GT and loses to it in terms of minimum speed.