Performance in Strategy Games
Age of Empires 3
In high resolutions the PowerColor takes the second place after the Radeon X1900 XTX. This is quite expectable: the game makes wide use of pixel shaders and the 48 pixel processors are welcome here. On the other hand, the GeForce 7900 GTX is as fast as the two leaders in low resolutions – its less efficient memory controller must be the reason for its slowing down in the higher display modes.
Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War
One more strategy game we use, Dawn of War has different favorites than Age of Empires. It is the cards with the highest fill rate that win here, namely GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7800 GTX 512. But generally speaking, every graphics card delivers a comfortable speed in this test.
The PowerColor X1900 XT is behind the GeForce 7900 GT in low resolutions, but overtakes it in 1600x1200.