Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
Unfortunately, we didn’t have a second Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB, so we can’t tell you how the alternative to the GeForce 8800 Ultra may perform. On the other hand, you can see that the 1GB version of Radeon HD 2900 XT is hardly any faster than the 512MB version even at a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. The CrossFire configuration with two new cards is 8-9% ahead of the GeForce 8800 Ultra, and we suppose that two classic Radeon HD 2900 XT cards would be about as fast in CrossFire mode.
So, AMD is victorious save for the fact that two Radeon HD 2900 XT cards are going to consume much more power than a single GeForce 8800 Ultra and also require a high-wattage PSU. But let’s see what we have in other games.