Again, the second and third tests are very like each other from the technical point of view, so we have the same results here.
The GeForce 6600 GT gains the upper hand, but the RADEON X700 XT is very close behind.
The fourth test, on the contrary, has always been favorable towards ATI’s GPUs as it requires high pixel shader performance which the modern RADEONs have. As you see, the PowerColor X700 PRO, despite its lower frequencies, beats the GeForce 6600 GT here.
But in the “eye candy” mode the PowerColor card falls behind the NVIDIA rival, while the RADEON X700 XT and the GeForce 6600 GT have similar speeds.
The results of 3DMark03 are overall very logical. The PowerColor X700 PRO is everywhere inferior to the GeForce 6600 GT, save for the fourth test, and thus it has a worse total score. When overclocked, however, the PowerColor card can beat its competitor due to a higher pixel shader performance.