Performance: Gaming Direct3D Benchmarks
We have two games in this part of our review: Unreal Tournament 2003 and the nightmare of any graphics card, Splinter Cell.
Well, you can see the advantages of the eight-pipeline architecture. As for the four-pipelined Tachyon G9600 PRO, it is as fast as GeForce FX 5600 Ultra that works at 400MHz chip and 800MHz memory frequencies.
Splinter Cell is sensitive to shaders processing speed and graphics chip frequency. It showed that Tyan Tachyon G9600 PRO can compete with RADEON 9800 PRO even in the nominal state. It is the winner of this test, actually. Note also that graphics cards based on NVIDIA GPUs don’t turn on FSAA in this game, so I won’t compare the GeForce with the RADEONs here.