Performance in Simulators
Radeon X1000 series cards do not support vertex texturing, so they can’t use the appropriate technology to render the water surface with the highest quality in this game. This is only available on Nvidia GeForce 7 GPUs.
The GeForce 7950 GT is limited by the CPU in 1280x1024 resolution, even though we turned FSAA on, but we can’t see the necessity of 512MB of graphics memory even in 1600x1200. The GeForce 7950 GT 256MB has the same results irrespective of the GPU and memory frequencies.
X3: Reunion boasts superb graphics, but doesn’t seem to use over 256MB of graphics memory. At least there is a negligible difference between the two versions of the GeForce 7950 GT, which have the same frequencies but differ in the amount of memory, in 1920x1200 resolution with enabled 4x FSAA, and there is no difference at all in 1280x1024. Working at increased frequencies, the Foxconn overtakes the Gigabyte card in high resolutions, but can’t leave it behind.