Performance in RPG
It is only at a resolution of 1600x1200 that the GeForce 9800 GTX AMP! benefits from having higher clock rates. Its advantage over the reference card amounts to 11% then. In the other modes there is almost no performance gain. The resolution of 1280x1024 remains the optimal one for graphics cards with 512 megabytes of memory because their performance can bottom out below 25fps at higher display modes.
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.
Overclocking the GeForce 9800 GTX can be rewarding in TES IV. The performance gain is up to 15% but the result is not really worth the increased power consumption and heat dissipation since the top-end cards are anyway fast enough here. Still, the Zotac GeForce 9800 GTX AMP! secures another win for itself.