The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Nvidia GeForce 7 architecture doesn’t allow using FP HDR along with FSAA, so we benchmarked the cards in TES IV: Oblivion with anisotropic filtering only. The game loses much of its visual appeal without HDR, although this is an arguable point.
The GeForce 7900 GS performs somewhat better than the PowerColor X1950 Pro Extreme does, but these results are of little practical interest due to low performance. The resolution of 1280x1024 is available for normal play, but it is the PowerColor card that has better average and min frame rates then.
In open scenes the R580 and RV570-based cards provide a much higher minimum of speed than the GeForce 7900 GS does, except for 1920x1200. So, it is the solutions on ATI’s chips that are the best among $199 products for playing TES IV: Oblivion .
Nvidia’s GeForce 7 cards have low performance in this game, and the GeForce 7900 GS can’t compete with the Radeon X1950 Pro. The PowerColor X1950 Pro Extreme has a tiny advantage over the reference card, just like in most other tests. It is comfortable to play this game even at an average speed of 30-40fps, but we guess it would be wise to disable FSAA to have enough performance in action-heavy scenes.