The RADEON X700 XT scores over 8000 points in 3DMark03, which was an unattainable peak for the RADEON 9800 XT, That’s the improved new-generation architecture to you! These results, however, only refer to the 1024x768 display mode without FSAA and anisotropic filtering, so let’s examine the data 3DMark03 yielded in more detail.
Game Test 1
The texturing problems and the low T&L emulation speed drag the RADEON X700 XT down in this rather simple test, but it is anyway faster than the RADEON 9800 XT.
With FSAA and AF enabled, the GeForce 6600 GT is losing its ground, until it is overtaken by the RADEON X700 in 1600x1200. Well, the RADEONs are just better suited to those eye candy things.
Game Test 2
The second game test prefers NVIDIA’s graphics cards with their UltraShadow II technology, which greatly improves their work with the Z-buffer.
The advantages of the GeForce 6xxx architecture are so tremendous that the RADEON X700 XT can’t do anything about it even in the eye candy mode.