Performance in Simulators
IL-2 Sturmovik: Aces in the Sky
The ASUS card has excellent results in this flight simulator, which is fond of high fill rates and fast pixel shader execution. The increased GPU and, especially, memory clock rates allow the V9999 Gamer Edition to reach the level of the RADEON X800 PRO and higher. Overclocking gives another boost to the V9999 Gamer Edition, by which it overtakes the GeForce 6800 GT, save for 1600x1200 resolution where the memory performance and the 16 pixel pipelines of the latter card say their word.
The V9999 Gamer Edition looks well in the eye candy mode, too. It’s faster than the RADEON X800 PRO in all resolutions, including 1600x1200, losing only to the 16-pipelined GeForce 6800 GT. Note that GPU overclocking is less rewarding here, as it is the memory subsystem that bears the main load in this test, and we could only overclock the memory subsystem of the ASUS card by 100MHz above the nominal frequency.