Performance in Strategy Games
Age of Empires 3
This game works correctly with Super AA and SLI AA, but its speed varies rather too much. So we don’t publish the test results for such modes in order not to mislead you.
Boasting 24 pixel processors and 24 TMUs, the GeForce 7900 GT easily breaks away from the Radeon X1800 XT. The new graphics card from Nvidia enjoys a huge advantage of 50% in 1600x1200! The single GeForce 7900 GT looks good enough even when full-screen antialiasing is in use. We guess the average speed of 53fps in 1280x1024 is more than enough for playing a real-life strategy game with all possible comfort.
Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War
Like in many other games, the results of the GeForce 7900 GT and GeForce 7800 GTX almost coincide, just as the tech characteristics of these cards do. As usual, Dawn of War makes good use of the special features of the GeForce 7 architecture, namely of its 24 texture-mapping units and UltraShadow II technology. As a result, the new graphics card from Nvidia is successfully challenging the Radeon X1800 XT which is a higher-class product.
The new card is faster in multi-GPU mode than the GeForce 7800 GTX SLI configuration and is everywhere in the lead, except in the resolution of 1600x1200 at 16x SLI AA. The Radeon X1800 XT CrossFire follows it very closely, though. The performance of the multi-GPU systems is too low for comfortable play at the highest antialiasing level. In the easier 8x SLI AA mode the GeForce 7900 GT SLI runs the game at an acceptably high speed in 1280x1024.