The second game test from the 3DMark03 suite with its specific rendering methods works better on NVIDIA’s cards, but ATI and NVIDIA are equals in the top-end class. The GeForce 6600 GT AGP is king of the mainstream, while the new RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition rules the PCI Express market. The GeForce 6600 GT is slightly ahead of the RADEON X700 XT.
As for the “eye candy” mode, in which 4x full-screen anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering of the maximum possible level are enabled, NVIDIA’s cards perform better than their rivals, especially in low resolutions. The GeForce 6600 GT AGP is unrivalled in its class, while its PCI Express version is fighting well against the RADEON X700 XT.