Performance in Simulators
Radeon X1000 graphics cards do not support vertex texturing and cannot use the game’s SM3.0 mode to render the water surface with the highest possible quality. This is only possible on Nvidia’s GeForce 7 architecture the game is optimized for.
Thanks to its more efficient OpenGL driver and to the specifics of the game engine, the GeForce 7950 GT easily beats the Radeon X1900 XT, providing a comfortable average speed in all the resolutions.
The GeForce 7950 GT is lagging behind the Radeon X1950 Pro in all the resolutions due to the preferences of the game engine, but both cards are fast enough to allow using FSAA at 1280x1024. The Radeon X1900 XT delivers a similar speed in 1920x1200, becoming an unrivalled leader in this test.