Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
The Sparkle GeForce 8800 GT 256MB fails this test irrespective of the clock rates. We’ve already seen this behavior, provoked by inefficient memory management, in Call of Juarez and Crysis. The problem roots in the software, in the ForceWare driver, because ATI Radeon HD cards with as much graphics memory on board behave differently and are not that slow in comparison with their 512MB versions.
Tomb Raider: Legend
This game has moderate graphics memory requirements. Judging by the average frame rate, the Sparkle GeForce 8800 GT 256MB delivers superb performance at every resolution. There is a problem about the minimum speed, though. This parameter can be lifted up to acceptable level at 1600x1200 by means of overclocking.