The speed of the Radeon X1950 Pro is probably limited by its TMUs and ROPs. The GeForce 7950 GT has more of such subunits and also a comparable core frequency and thus enjoys a 15-18% advantage over its rival. It makes the resolution of 1280x1024 playable with enabled FSAA.
F.E.A.R. is a very demanding application. It doesn’t run sufficiently fast even on the single Radeon X1900 XT in 1600x1200, although the latter leaves the GeForce 7950 GT quite far behind.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
The deferred rendering technique employed in this game is incompatible with full-screen antialiasing. That’s why there are only anisotropic filtering mode results here.
The GeForce 7950 GT is a mere 4fps slower than the GeForce 7900 GTX. It makes an excellent choice for this game among single $300 cards because it outperforms the Radeon X1900 XT with 512MB of memory.
The Radeon X1950 Pro seems to suffer from poorly optimized drivers or from lack of TMUs and ROPs, yet it competes successfully with its market rival GeForce 7900 GS.
Half-Life 2: Episode One
The Radeon X1900 XT and the GeForce 7950 GT both deliver good performance in Half-Life 2: Episode One , but ATI’s solution is somewhat faster and boasts a higher quality of anisotropic filtering. The Radeon X1950 Pro is limited to 1280x1024 if you enable 4x full-screen antialiasing.