Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark05 build 1.2.0
Since 3DMark05 runs at 1024x768 with disabled full-screen antialiasing by default, the memory frequency doesn’t really affect the final score. As a result, EN7800GT Top Silent outperforms the reference Nvidia graphics card just by 289 points. It is not enough to defeat the Radeon X1800 XL, which is 210 points ahead of the ASUS solution.
Despite the intensity of Game 2 test and the use of FSAA 4x, ASUS EN7800GT Top Silent is only 5% faster than the regular GeForce 7900 GT and Radeon X1800 XL. As for GeForce 7900 GT and Radeon X1800 XT, no competition whatsoever is possible.
Game 2 test is totally different from the first one. It is less overwhelming than the first one but requires the graphics subsystem to work efficiently with lighting and shadows and to process vertex shaders fast enough. Since both GeForce 7800 GT modifications feature not only lower GPU frequency but also fewer vertex processors (7 against 8 by all other testing participants), they lose to Radeon X1800 XL, despite the victory in Game 1 test. Note that in 1600x1200 the solution from ASUS is considerably faster than the standard modification of the same card: its advantage makes the good 10%.
The results in Game 3 test are similar to what we have just discussed in Game 2 test, except the fact that the performance of our ASUS EN7800GT Top Silent didn’t grow up that much compared with the results of the reference graphics card on Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT. Radeon X1800 XL is slightly ahead of the ASUS solution, just like in the total score chart.