Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark05 build 1.2.0
There are almost no changes in comparison with the older texture filtering settings: the ASUS EN7950GX2 is in the lead, but its advantage over the Radeon X1950 XTX is rather small, less than 1000 points, because 3DMark05 defaults to a resolution of 1024x768 pixels without FSAA.
Things are more interesting when we turn on full-screen antialiasing: the Radeons both lose much of their advantage. The Radeon X1900 XT, which was ahead of the GeForce 7900 GTX, now goes abreast to it whereas the lead of the Radeon X1950 XTX shrinks from 20-25% to 5-10%. The GeForce 7 copes with the increased load better. The performance of the EN7950GX2 degenerates by a mere 5%.
It’s a different picture in the second test, and the results are largely the same as at the older texture filtering settings. The only difference is that all the cards have become slower at the new settings.
The third test shows the same picture as the first one: the ASUS EN7950GX2 and the GeForce 7900 GTX suffer a smaller performance hit than the Radeon X1900 XT and X1950 XTX do. The latter remains the leader among the single-chip cards, though.