3D Performance: Third-Person 3D Shooter Games
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell has always been a “home field” for ATI VPUs. Overclocking gives Gigi GeForce FX 5700 Ultra a sufficient boost to get closer to RADEON 9600 XT, but not to surpass it.
Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
This game also likes RADEONs. It is only by overclocking that Albatron can reach the leader, RADEON 9600 XT.
RADEON 9600 XT wins this round, too. Albatron’s graphics card refused to turn FSAA on in 1600x1200, which is the usual behavior of mainstream GPUs from NVIDIA. I think the reason is the amount of the graphics memory: the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra with its 256MB of graphics memory passed this test without any problems.