Painkiller boasts with pretty innovative graphics engine that uses pixel and vertex shaders, realistic lighting and other techniques to bring you into the world of realistic massacre. No surprise – the mighty RADEON X800 XT wins the crown here.
After the task for graphics processors got harder, the RADEON X800 XT delivered a yet another flashy win over the GeForce 6800 Ultra. Moreover, with the exception of the highest resolution, the RADEON X800 PRO also outstrips NVIDIA’s most powerful graphics card today.
By the way, notice the difference in performance of NVIDIA’s GeForce 6800 Ultra with trilinear optimizations on and off. For instance, sometimes the GeForce 6800 Ultra is left behind the RADEON 9800 XT with the optimizations disabled.