3D Performance: Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
This type of gaming tests is certainly of interest to us because the benchmarks included into this group are prototypes of real games or are based on real gaming engines. Therefore, the results obtained in these tests can be used to objectively evaluate the performance of our today’s testing participants.
I don’t think I need to introduce this benchmark to you any more: see our article called ASUS RADEON 9800 XT and LeadTek WinFast A380 TDH Ultra: The Battle for AquaMark3 for more details.
The leader here is GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, which owes its victory to high working frequencies as well as to ForceWare 52.16. GeForce FX cannot boast any really remarkable results but competes pretty successfully with the elder RADEON solution. In the mainstream group the leading position is occupied by RADEON 9500 PRO/9600 XT and GeForce FX 5700 Ultra.