Performance in Third Person 3D Shooters
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
This game was also ported from a game console, so it’s not rich in textures, but compensates it with an abundance of pixel shaders. That’s why the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition is slightly slower than the RADEON X800 PRO in this test. The advantage of the ATI card is small, however, and can be easily eliminated by overclocking the ASUS.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
In this game the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition feels more confident, as shader-based effects are not very complex here. The advantage of the ASUS over the RADEON X800 PRO is small – 4-10fps at a high overall performance level. Overclocking leads to a nice speed boost, meaning that the GPU clock rate is important for this game.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
The ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition runs this game at about the same speed as the RADEON X800 PRO does, but comes ahead in 1600x1200, probably due to its fast memory. This is an indirect confirmation of the GeForce 6800’s results in the same resolution.