Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark03, build 360
Almost 20,000 points scored CrossFire – a great result keeping in mind that three tests of this benchmarking suite favor GeForce 6/7 based graphics solutions. Therefore, the gap of 844 points between our hero and NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI doesn’t look like a significant failure.
In Game 1 benchmark we observe certain parity between RADEON X850 CrossFire and GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI. NVIDIA solution is a little bit ahead in pure mode, while ATI takes the lead in eye candy mode with enabled full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering.
GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI is the winner in Game 2 benchmark, because ATI CrossFire doesn’t have any special features improving its work with stencil shadows. And this type of shadows is used a lot in Game 3 and Game 3 tests of 3DMark03 package. In eye candy mode the gap between the leader and ATI CrossFire platform reaches 25% in 1600x1200 resolution.