The overall situation in the third test is like in the second one: the RADEON X800 XT contends with the GeForce 6800 GT, and the RADEON X800 XL being 7-10% behind them. The absolute leader is the GeForce 6600 GT SLI.
Again it’s the same as in the second test with enabled full-screen antialiasing and aniso-filtering.
The fourth test abounds in complex pixel shaders, and the RADEON X800 XL shows its best here, outperforming all GeForces, save for the SLI configuration of two GeForce 6600 GT an the RADEON X800 XT whose GPU works at a higher frequency.
The SLI configuration feels the lack of the graphics memory in the “eye candy” mode, and the RADEON X800 XL is faster than it in 1280x1024 already. The new RADEON is only slower than the senior RADEON here. Overall, the total score of the RADEON X800 XL looks true to life: cards with the NV4x architecture work better in three tests out of four.