Unlike Game 1 test, the second test from the 3DMark05 benchmarking suite doesn’t require very high fillrate. Therefore, Radeon X1800 XT gets much farther ahead of GeForce 7900 GT than in the previous case. As for the Radeon X1800 XL, our hero manages to compete against it quite successfully.
In test modes with extreme anti-aliasing involved, GeForce 7900 GT SLI also loses to Radeon X1800 XT CrossFire, and the performance difference appears even bigger than in the previous case. Namely, the performance difference can reach up to 15-25% with FSAA 8x enabled.
We see pretty much the same picture in game 3 test. However, since it requires high fillrate, Radeon X1800 XT doesn’t get too far ahead of GeForce 7900 GT and GeForce 7800 GTX, unlike the situation in Game 2 test.
All in all, the total score of our GeForce 7900 GT correlates very nicely with the results of each Game test separately, even though there was full-screen anti-aliasing mode actively used in the first case. GeForce 7900 GT failed to defeat Radeon X1800 XT, which wasn’t the goal anyway. At the same time it proved a worthy rival to Radeon X1800 XL.