The NX6800GT and the RADEON X850 XT have almost the same speed in 1024x768 resolution of the third test, but the MSI card falls behind in higher resolutions, but never below the level of the RADEON X800 XL.
The general picture is the same in the “eye candy” mode, but the speeds are lower. Overclocking is so profitable that the overclocked MSI can successfully rival the RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition.
The fourth test makes use of version 2.0 pixel shaders, which are executed faster on modern RADEONs than on NV4x-based graphics cards. The RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition meets no competition here, while the MSI NX6800GT sinks to the last place. Overclocking helps it outperform the RADEON X800 XL, though.
The NX6800GT isn’t brilliant in the “eye candy” mode, either. It is slower than the RADEON X800 XL in all resolutions, but overclocking lifts it up to the level of the RADEON X850 XT. So, the overall score of the MSI NX6800GT card in 3DMark03 is correct: this card is inferior to the RADEON X800 XL in one test only.