Colin McRae Rally 2005
Smoke, dust from under the wheels, sun flares on the polished sides of rally cars – that’s Colin McRae Rally 2005 and its pixel-shader-heavy game engine. We already know that math1ematical computations involved in execution of pixel shaders are a strong point of the GeForce 7800 GTX. And as you can see, this graphics card just has no rivals in resolutions above 1280x1024. Even the GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI configuration is nowhere near the leader.
The memory load is much higher in FSAA + aniso-filtering modes, and we witness one of the rare defeats of the GeForce 7800 GTX: the RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition with its highly efficient memory controller strikes back! We also admire the astonishing efficiency of the GeForce 7800 GTX SLI configuration: the performance gain is almost 100%! On the other hand, the SLI configuration of two GeForce 6800 Ultra doesn’t bring any tangible speed gain over the single card.