Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark05 build 120
With an advantage of 700 points the ASUS card enjoys the first place in this benchmark. Nvidia’s flagship is a little better than the Radeon X1900 XT that has considerably lower frequencies than the Radeon X1900 XTX.
The Radeon X1900 XTX in ASUS’ implementation is in the lead in the first test, although its advantage over the Radeon X1900 XT and the GeForce 7900 GTX isn’t bigger than 5-10%.
The second test abounds in shadows which are processed faster on the GeForce 7900 GTX. This card takes the lead in 1024x768. In the higher resolutions the ASUS EAX1900XTX regains the lead thanks to its ring-bus memory controller.
High pixel shader performance and an efficient memory subsystem are both equally important in the third test. These conditions are favorable for the Radeon X1900 family. Note that the GeForce 7900 GTX is slower not only than the ASUS EAX1900XTX, but also than the Radeon X1900 XT!
So, the first place of the ASUS EAX1900XTX in 3DMark06 seems well-deserved. The Radeon X1900 XTX graphics card is a lucky combination of high pixel shader performance and an efficient graphics memory subsystem and seems to be better balanced in comparison with the competing solutions.