Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
The PowerColor X1950 Pro SCS3 is far ahead of the GeForce 8600 GTS in any resolution and is capable of rivaling the GeForce 7950 GT. Its quality of anisotropic filtering is but slightly worse than that of Nvidia’s new GPU and much better than that of Nvidia’s older solution.
When it comes to practical play, the described card allows using full-screen antialiasing at a resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. Although the average frame rate is lower than 60fps, the minimum of speed is higher than 45fps. It means you can play the game with comfort, without slowdowns and a loss of control accuracy.
Call of Juarez
The PowerColor is somewhat weaker than the GeForce 8600 GTS in high resolutions, but this doesn’t mean much considering their average performance of less than 20fps even at 1280x1024. You have to lower the level of detail even on your GeForce 7950 GT or Radeon X1900 XT whose performance is higher in that resolution. Perhaps you’ll even have to switch to a lower resolution to have just a minimum of comfort playing Call of Juarez.