Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
This is a second test, after F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, when the ATI Radeon HD 3870 is slower than its R600-based predecessor. The gap is smaller in Lost Planet, though, at only 1.5fps. The ATI Radeon HD 3850 proves it once again that 256 megabytes of local graphics memory is not enough for modern games.
Generally speaking, this game has too high system requirements at its High level of detail which do not show up visually, however.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The problem with the minimum speed of ATI Radeon HD cards has been finally solved, so they can now be used for playing this game. The ATI Radeon HD 3800 is fast at resolutions up to 1600x1200 while the junior model has an acceptable minimum speed at 1280x1024 only. Here, the GeForce 8800 GT looks preferable but you shouldn’t forget about the price factor: Nvidia’s card is more expensive and not so easily available as AMD’s new solutions.