Half-Life 2: Episode One
The PowerColor X1950 Pro Extreme is 4-5% ahead of the ordinary Radeon X1950 Pro in every resolution. This is not much, so 1600x1200 pixels is the highest resolution you can play this game with comfort on either card in 4x FSAA + 16x Aniso mode. This should satisfy a majority of gamers because monitors that support higher resolutions aren’t widespread. And owners of such monitors shouldn’t find it a problem to buy a more advanced graphics card, we guess.
The GeForce 7900 GS leaves the Radeon X1950 Pro behind in this OpenGL application, but the overclocked version of the latter card offered by PowerColor overtakes the leader. There is in fact little difference, like 1-2fps, between these three solutions. None of today’s mainstream graphics card from the $199 category can yield 60fps with enabled 4x FSAA and at the highest graphics quality settings in this game.