There have been a lot of arguments about NVIDIA’s cheats in 3DMark03, but we were not going to join the choir. We simply tested our ASUS V99500 in the 3DMark03 with 330 patch, which is “protected” against any optimizations. Here are the results we got:
The Game 1 test from this test package is the easiest one, it doesn’t involve DirectX 8 and 9 features. ATI RADEON 9800 PRO won in this test, while GeForce FX 5900 refused to work with FSAA 8x + Anisotropic Filtering 8x, probably because its graphics memory was not enough to pass this test successfully. However, we also can’t exclude the possibility of some problems with the drivers.
In the Battle of Proxycon test the victory was in the hands of ASUS V9950, although it is not an indisputable victory this time. In the nominal mode RADEON 9800 PRO is faster, and ASUS V9950 manages to catch up with the rival only in 1600x1200. However, as soon as the workload increases, ASUS graphics card becomes a definite leader in all resolutions.