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Synthetic Benchmarks

Futuremark 3DMark03 build 340

We needed only 343 marks to hit the 12 000 milestone in 3DMark03, however, even without reaching the landmark, the RADEON X800 XT is still vaguely ahead of the GeForce 6800 Ultra. The result of the RADEON X800 PRO is also impressive – 1.5 times slam dunk over the previous-generation high-end hardware is a notable achievement.

Let us now consider the results of 3DMark03’s gaming tests in a little bit more in-depth way.

ATI RADEON X800 XT slightly lags behind the GeForce 6800 Ultra in “pure” mode, however, makes a leap over the rival once the full-scene antialiasing and anisotropic filtering are enabled. RADEON X800 PRO is the No.3 performer in this test, but as the workload becomes higher with FSAA and anisotropic filtering turned on, the product is battling for the second spot.

In fact, the first gaming test of the 3DMark03 is not really interesting example of a test for contemporary graphics cards. It uses some DirectX 7.0 features and heavily relies on the efficiency of texturing. Perhaps, that is why the GeForce 6800 Ultra leads without FSAA and AF switched on.

 
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