Having the highest scene fill rate, the GeForce 7900 GTX is in the lead in 1024x768, but the overclocked PowerColor X1900 XT overtakes it in the next resolution. In the higher still resolution the PowerColor can rival Nvidia’s flagship product even at the default frequencies.
Half-Life 2 hardly suits anymore for benchmarking modern top-end graphics cards even if you turn on full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering. It’s clear, though, that the Radeon X1900 family cards, particularly the PowerColor X1900 XT, feel much better in high resolutions of the “eye candy” mode than the GeForce 7900 GTX does. On the other hand, the slowest of the participating graphics cards – GeForce 7900 GT – easily provides over 70 frames per second in 1600x1200, so you don’t have to worry about slowdowns if you use a top-end card to play this game.