Performance in Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
Aquamark 3 prefers NVIDIA’s GPUs since it uses fewer shaders, but has a complex geometry and a high overdraw coefficient. That’s why the ASUS AX800 PRO can’t do anything exceptional here, even at overclocking.
The “eye candy” mode is better for the ASUS card – it delivers the performance of the GeForce 6800 GT and even 6800 Ultra, especially in high resolutions. Overclocking is more rewarding here than at the “pure speed” settings.
Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark03 build 340
This diagram is remarkable for the ASUS card’s overcoming the 10,000 points barrier at overclocking – if you like round numbers. The AX800 PRO didn’t reach the level of the GeForce 6800 GT, though.