Here is the first surprise: the efficient algorithms for work with the memory and for performing anisotropic filtering do their job and RADEON 9600 XT is on top at normal frequencies. Gigi GeForce FX 5700 Ultra only catches up with it when working at overclocked frequencies. The 1600x1200 resolution is a different story as it puts the highest workload on the memory subsystem and the RADEON 9600 XT loses its ground notwithstanding its excellent architecture. The memory frequency of the RADEON is evidently low (600MHz) compared to that of GeForce FX (900MHz).
Contrary to Inferno, the Antalus test with FSAA and AF doesn’t produce any changes in the ranks: this test abounds in textures, so Albatron wins here. We should acknowledge the work of the programming team from NVIDIA who wrote excellent drivers that smooth out the inherent deficiencies of the NV3x architecture.