Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark03 build 340
ASUS’ card has scored only about 300 points less than the RADEON X800 PRO. When working at the overclocked frequencies, it even beats the RADEON, in spite of having only 12 pixel pipelines. Let’s now go through the tests one by one:
The first gaming test, simple and using DirectX 7 only, is for the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition to win. The RADEON X800 PRO is a little behind the ASUS, but falls farther back in higher resolutions.
The V9999 Gamer Edition is losing to its competitor in the eye candy mode until 1600x1200 resolution. The first gaming test of 3DMark03 is not very interesting anymore due to its simplicity and lack of modern graphics effects. Let’s see what we have in the other tests.
There’re no sensations in the second test – the ASUS V9999 is slightly better than the RADEON X800 PRO, but its advantage is really negligible. Let us remind you that the second and third game tests of 3DMark03 use rendering algorithms, which are favorable for NVIDIA’s GPUs with their efficient Z-buffer.
The situation changes in the eye candy mode – the above-mentioned suitability of the GeForce 6800 architecture to the conditions of the second and third game tests of 3DMark03 shows itself, and the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition is ahead of its competitor.