Performance in RPG
The XFX card is faster the GeForce 8800 GTX at low resolutions but the latter goes ahead starting from 1600x1200 thanks to its larger amount of graphics memory. As you may know from our reviews, Hellgate is most sensitive to this parameter. Anyway, the gameplay is perfectly comfortable at 1280x1024 but you have to watch for the barely comfortable minimum of speed at 1600x1200.
The current version of the game doesn’t support FSAA, so we performed the test with anisotropic filtering only.
Both versions of GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB are ahead in every resolution but they are no different from the GeForce 8800 GTX when it comes to practical gaming. In other words, you don’t have to replace your existing graphics card, but if you are buying a new one, you should choose the G92 core.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The game loses much of its visual appeal without HDR. Although some gamers argue that point, we think TES IV looks best with enabled FP HDR and test it in this mode.
The GeForce 8800 GTX beats both versions of GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB in one case only: at 1920x1200 in open scenes. This must be due to the 384-bit memory bus. In the other test modes the ex-flagship of the GeForce 8800 series is slower, even though maintains a high frame rate still.