Highly Anticipated DX9 Game
The Highly Anticipated DirectX 9 Game X-bit labs’ readers are pretty familiar with, brings some surprises. Firstly, the RADEON X800-series is overtaken by NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra. Secondly, there is something strange with the R420’s performance in this game in general, as the 12-pipe and 16-pipe flavours of the chip demonstrate equal speeds. This is probably another example of suspected CPU limitations or some issues with ATI’s beta drivers.
On the “Under Two” level the situation with the performance is different: RADEON X800 XT seriously leads in high-resolutions, which is probably because the level has plethora of pixel shaders and complex geometry.
Those, who are looking forward the new generation of 3D games like Half-Life 2, Serious Sam 2 and others, should be satisfied with the results delivered by all the new graphics solutions from ATI and NVIDIA: there will be no slide-show in those games if you have the RADEON X800 XT, the GeForce 6800 Ultra or the RADEON X800 PRO graphics card in your computer.