Futuremark 3DMark06 build 120
The situation in 3DMark06 is quite different. Here e-GeForce 7900 GT CO SuperClocked is the second best after GeForce 7900 GTX leaving behind Radeon X1800 XT as well as a newer Radeon X1900 XT, although in the latter case the performance difference makes only 271 points. Let’s take a closer look at the results of SM2.0 and SM3.0/HDR tests.
The first test requires high fillrate, which is a definite trump of our hero: it yields only to GeForce 7900 GTX. This explains a great result in this test: 2000 points.
In SM3.0/HDR tests pixel shader 3.0 processing and efficient work in HDR mode are more important for the final result. EVGA solution has to share the second prize with the Radeon X1900 XT here.
Since all GeForce 7900 GT based graphics cards are equipped with 256MB of memory, we couldn’t get any results for the 1600x1200 resolution with enabled FSAA. As we have predicted, EVGA card showed its real best in the first SM2.0 test. Thanks to the 24 TMUs and relatively high GPU clock speed it performed as fast as Radeon X1900 XT.
In the second test EVGA solution failed to repeat its success and it yielded even to Radeon X1900 XT with its 48 pixel processors and Fetch4 support. Our suppositions that e-GeForce 7900 GT CO SuperClocked owed its great results in the first SM2.0 test to the test specifics came true.