Unreal Tournament 2004
Due to an annoying problem with NVIDIA’s driver, the peak performance of all NV4x-based cards with the PCI Express interface is much lower than the peak performance of ATI’s GPUs. So, it wouldn’t be correct to make comparisons here.
The same goes for the “eye candy” mode. Note also that the cards on ATI GPUs have a frame rate of about 80fps, and it’s only in 1600x1200 that the PowerColor X800 XL falls behind the senior model.
The aforementioned problem with NVIDIA’s PCI Express cards persists on the Metallurgy map, too. The PowerColor X850 XT delivers the performance of ATI’s topmost offering. The PowerColor X800 XL has a fine speed here, too, but is about 10% slower than the more expensive card because of the much lower frequency of the graphics core and memory.
The overclocked PowerColor X850 XT equals the X850 XT Platinum Edition in this test.