Performance in Simulators
Pacific Fighters is optimized for Nvidia’s GeForce 6/7 cards, but the Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX, just like the rest of the Radeon X1900 family, can ensure a high enough frame rate in the “eye candy” mode up to 1280x1024 resolution.
Alas, you can only get the highest rendering quality of the water surface if the graphics processor supports vertex texturing, but this feature is only available with Nvidia’s graphics cards.
The R580-based cards are victorious here since X3: Reunion makes wide use of pixel shaders when creating its visual effects. The Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX has a negligible advantage 2fps over the Radeon X1900 XTX. Both these cards, and the Radeon X1900 XT too, are fast enough for playing in 1600x1200 with enabled full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering. The GeForce 7900 GTX has a good result, too, but it’s 18% behind the Sapphire in terms of average performance.