Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
The PowerColor X700 PRO isn’t far behind the GeForce 6600 GT in the total score – the difference is less than 400 points. When overclocked to the frequencies of the RADEON X700 XT, this device easily becomes a leader in its class. Let’s now examine each of the subtests.
The PowerColor is noticeably slower than the GeForce 6600 GT in the first, DirectX 7 test.
When full-screen anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are turned on, the RADEON X700-based cards lose again, but their HyperZ HD technology helps them in high resolutions. For example, in 1600x1200 the PowerColor X700 PRO rivals the GeForce 6600 GT, while the RADEON X700 XT is ahead of them both.
3DMark03’s second and third game tests with their specific rendering methods work better on NVIDIA’s graphics cards. That’s also true in the given case, although the gap between the RADEON X700 XT and the GeForce 6600 GT isn’t too big.
It’s all the same in the “eye candy” mode, and the GeForce 6600 GT remains ahead, in spite of the increased load on the graphics memory subsystem.