Performance in Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
This benchmark used to be one of the NVIDIA favorites back in the days, however when RADEON X850/X800 based product families appeared the situation changed drastically. The competitor solutions won their market position due to high working frequencies, which allowed processing geometry faster. The GeForce 7800 GT returned the leader’s laurels to NVIDIA: although it doesn’t go sky-high, it maintains steady leadership over RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition in all resolutions. The overall advantage makes about 5%. It falls by about the same number behind the faster GeForce 7800 GTX.
In the eye candy mode the results show a little bit different picture. Although in lower resolutions our hero competes successfully against RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, the latter manages to dash forward in 1600x1200 due to higher memory frequency. All in all, I think we could declare stable parity here.
Final Fantasy XI Official Benchmark 3
The official SquareSoft benchmark doesn’t favor NVIDIA solutions, because its major requirement is fast geometry processing and fast memory subsystem. Despite 20 pixel pipelines and 7 vertex processors working at 440MHz, GeForce 7800 GT fails to get over 6000 points while RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition copes with this task in no time, and yields just a tiny bit to GeForce 7800 GTX.