Performance in Simulators
Graphics cards from the Radeon X1000 family do not support vertex texturing and cannot use SM3.0 to render the water surface with the highest quality in this game. This is only available on Nvidia’s GeForce 7 cards.
We can’t expect an exceptional performance from the Radeon X1950 XTX because ATI’s solutions are limited here by the specifics of the game engine which is optimized for Nvidia’s architectures. The new Radeon allows playing Pacific Fighters with comfort in 1280x1024 with enabled 4x FSAA and 16x AF.
The fast memory of the Radeon X1950 XTX only leads to higher min frame rates in resolutions below 1600x1200. But in 1920x1200 the new card delivers a nearly 20% performance boost, making it possible to play with comfort in this resolution with enabled full-screen antialiasing. Moreover, this lifts the card up to the level of the dual-chip GeForce 7950 GX2, which is an achievement, too.