The third test produced almost the same picture of performance as the second one: the PowerColor X800 XL is about 7-10% slower than the GeForce 6800 GT. The PowerColor X850 XT falls short of the result of the GeForce 6800 Ultra, but its overclocked version is again as fast as the GeForce 6600 GT SLI in 1600x1200.
Here, it’s like in the second test, but the PowerColor X850 XT looks better. It’s 5fps faster than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, the maximum frame rate being 27fps.
The fourth test is saturated with complex pixel shaders, and the PowerColor X800 XL and PowerColor X850 XT show their best in it. They are only inferior to the SLI configuration of two GeForce 6600 GT. The overclocked PowerColor X850 is, however, on top again.
The GeForce 6600 GT SLI feels the lack of graphics memory (one of the disadvantages of this multi-GPU technology is that the memory amount is not doubled), and the PowerColor X800 XL is faster than it as soon as 1280x1024 resolution. The new product from PowerColor is only slower than its senior mate, the PowerColor X850 XT, which is an unrivalled leader in this test, especially at the increased frequencies. On the whole, the results of the cards from PowerColor in 3DMark03 seem to be correct, as three tests out of four 3DMark03 tests run better on graphics cards of the NV4x architecture.