Game Test 3
The third game test differs from the second one in the plot, not in the rendering algorithms, so all the above-said words apply here, too.
And again the GeForce 6600 GT is better. The RADEON X700 XT is not very far behind, though, while the RADEON 9800 XT with its wide 256-bit bus is very slow.
Game Test 4
The fourth game test of 3DMark03 contains a heap of sophisticated pixel shaders, which are the strongest point of ATI’s architectures. The RADEON X700 XT leaves no chance to the GeForce 6600 GT here, losing only to the top-end RADEON X800 PRO.
The RADEON X700 XT can’t claim unrivalled leadership here, but it never loses to the GeForce 6600 GT, at least.
Overall, 3DMark03’s inspection doesn’t produce an encouraging diagnosis for the RADEON X700 XT – it only wins one test! On the other hand, this is the hardest test and the most representative, too, since new games use complex pixel shaders, and there are more such games to come up.