Performance in Gaming Benchmarks: Third-Person 3D Shooters
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
The GeForce 7950 GX2 is as fast as the GeForce 7900 GT SLI and better than the Radeon X1900 XTX in this test. The new card also challenges the Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire in low resolutions. But besides the performance factor, the GeForce 7950 GX2 is easier to use than any dual-card solution because it doesn’t require two PCI Express x16 slots and is compatible with mainboard on chipsets from various manufacturers.
Note also that the minimum frame rate of the new card is considerably higher than that of the GeForce 7900 GTX SLI, which seems to be the new driver’s doing.
The same is true for the 8x SLI AA mode. The GeForce 7950 GX2 ensures a bigger speed reserve than the GeForce 7900 GTX SLI and is competing with the monstrous Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire. The new card runs Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory at a comfortable speed in 1600x1200 with high-quality 8x SLI AA which is unavailable to owners of single cards. Its 30fps should suffice for a 3D shooter with third-person view.