Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Hitman: Blood Money
The GeForce 7950 GT is close to delivering a speed of 40-45fps that is considered optimal for third-person shooters in 1280x1024. The card is competing with the Radeon X1900 XT and even shows better min fps numbers.
The results of the Radeon X1950 Pro are much more modest. You cannot run this game smoothly on it in 1280x1024, at least not with enabled FSAA and anisotropic filtering.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
The Radeon X1950 Pro makes up for the lower performance of its TMUs and ROPs with its numerous pixel shader processors and even beats the GeForce 7950 GT as concerns minimum frame rates. The average frame rates of the two cards are similar. The Radeon X1900 XT is beyond competition here.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The GeForce 7950 GT is at first equal to the GeForce 7900 GTX but loses its ground due to slower memory as the resolution grows. Although this card provides an acceptable average frame rate in 1280x1024, its performance may decline dramatically, to 4-5fps, in complex scenes, spoiling your gaming experience.
However, this is the typical behavior of all the tested graphics cards: the game speed may bottom out to 10fps even on the Radeon X1900 XT.