Just like Serious Sam 2, this game is optimized for the GeForce 6/7 architecture and the Radeon X1000 family have been generally slower here. You should also be aware that you can’t achieve the maximum graphics quality on Radeon cards here because none of the Radeon X1000 series chips supports vertex texturing. This feature is only available on GeForce 6 and 7.
The ASUS EAX1900XTX ensures a comfortable frame rate in 1280x1024 with enabled FSAA and anisotropic filtering.
Above in this review you’ve seen games optimized for Nvidia’s graphics solutions, but the latest title in the X3 space simulator series is quite the opposite.
There is almost no difference between the GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7800 GTX 512 and GeForce 7900 GT in low resolutions despite the considerable difference in the cards’ technical characteristics. The ASUS EAX1900XTX, Radeon X1900 XT and Radeon X1800 XT rank up in the order of descending performance and are all much faster than their GeForce series competitors.
The game doesn’t use too many shaders, so the ASUS card provides a comfortable speed in every resolution of the “eye candy” mode.