Performance: Direct3D Gaming Benchmarks
The competitors go neck and neck in nominal modes, although overclocking again makes GiGi GeForce FX5900 PV the winner. However, RADEON 9800 PRO is the best in the hardest mode:1600x1200, 4x full-screen anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic filtering.
As you may remember, the graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA should only be compared in Splinter Cell in modes without FSAA and AF (thanks to NVIDIA software guys). The weak ALUs of the Albatron card that cannot perform shaders quick enough drag it down in this game. As for the modes with FSAA and AF, they only serve to evaluate the advantages provided by overclocking. For details about this game and NVIDIA GPUs, please refer to our ABIT Siluro FX 5600 Ultra DT Review.