The third gaming test also brings no news. ATI RADEON 9800 PRO hold tight to the leading position.
In the fourth gaming test, which is the most interesting one in the entire 3DMark2001 SE benchmark set, the situation is very exciting. Due to powerful shader units, ATI RADEON 9800 PRO managed to get ahead, but only in case no Anti-Aliasing was enabled. Moreover, the overclocked ASUS V9950 manages to catch up with the ATI graphics card working at the nominal frequencies. With FSAA 4x + Anisotropic Filtering 8x enabled, the situation changes to just the opposite and V9950 leaves its rival pretty far behind due to higher working frequencies. In the overclocked mode this graphics accelerator is simply beyond any competition. Although some on-line sources claim that there are a lot of cheats in the 3DMark drivers of both independent hardware vendors, the results obtained do comply with the theoretical conclusions and hence can be regarded as adequate.