3DMark05 uses much more complex pixel and vertex shaders than the previous version, so the ASUS Extreme N7800GTX TOP could not repeat its record-breaking 3DMark03 performance here. And still, it got more than 8,000 points in total and only 471 points less than the ATI RADEON X1800 XT. Let’s see where the ASUS card failed to even the score.
The first test, a typical sci-fi shooter, gives us an answer: there’s only one resolution where the ASUS Extreme N7800GTX TOP is worse than the ATI RADEON X1800 XT – 1024x768. In the rest of the resolutions, and in the “eye candy” mode, the ASUS is no worse than the senior model from ATI Technologies despite the latter having higher clock rates and boasting various architectural innovations.