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Futuremark 3DMark06 build 1.0.2

The PowerColor X1950 Pro Extreme wins in 3DMark06, too, but doesn’t look as impressive as in 3DMark05: it scores a mere 662 points more than the GeForce 7900 GS.

The GeForce 7900 GS isn’t far behind the leader in the first group of graphics tests because its lower core frequency is partially compensated by the large number of TMUs. The PowerColor X1950 Pro Extreme scores 226 points more, though.

The models of the Radeon X19x0 series look much better than the GeForce 7900 GS in the SM3.0/HDR tests due to their higher computing power and more advanced architecture.

Everything remains the same in the SM2.0 tests if we take them separately. The first large-scale scene requires a high fill rate, so the GeForce 7900 GS looks competitive against its opponents. The second test demands high performance of pixel and shader processors, and the ATI Radeon X1900/X1950 family wins easily. The PowerColor X1950 Pro Extreme enjoys an almost twofold advantage over the GeForce 7900 GS in the latter case.

So, the overall scores of the cards look well-deserved, making allowances for the use of FSAA in the separate graphics tests.

 
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