Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
The GeForce 7900 GT, GeForce 7800 GTX and Radeon X1800 XL deliver the same performance here in all the resolutions. In a higher category, the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 rivals the Radeon X1800 XT. The single GeForce 7900 GT cannot cope with 1600x1200 resolution, but it is strong enough to ensure a comfortable frame rate in the other display modes.
The GeForce 7900 GT SLI platform is competitive against the Radeon X1800 XT CrossFire in 1024x768 only, yet this is still a great result for such a low-cost solution. It also ensures an excellent speed reserve in high resolutions, even though not as big as provided by the dual-GPU solution from ATI Technologies.
Quite expectedly the Radeon X1800 XT CrossFire wins the 8x FSAA + 16x AF mode. We probably should be comparing the GeForce 7900 GT SLI with a Radeon X1800 XL CrossFire system, but we don’t have two samples of the latter card as yet.