Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
The PowerColor X1950 Pro SCS3 stops a little short of 10.000 points and enjoys a certain advantage over the GeForce 7950 GT despite being handicapped in terms of the number of TMUs and ROPs. Let’s see how it performs in the particular game tests with enabled 4x antialiasing.
The PowerColor X1950 Pro is roughly similar to the GeForce 8600 GTS in all the three tests, except for the resolution of 1280x1024 in the second test where the Nvidia card can allot more shader processors to calculate the scene geometry. Considering the use of full-screen antialiasing, the results are rather indicative of the drawbacks of the GeForce 8600 GTS such as its 128-bit memory bus and a small number of TMUs and ROPs than of a weak potential of the Radeon X1950 Pro because it is the Nvidia solution that slows down much on transitioning to display resolutions above 1024x768 and enabling 4x FSAA.