Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark05 build 1.2.0
Having more TMUs and ROPs and a comparable graphics core frequency, the Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT still cannot beat the cheaper Radeon X1950 Pro in 3DMark03, scoring 318 points less. Thereís no talking about its challenging the Radeon X1900 XT here.
The GeForce 7950 GT enjoys the biggest advantage over the Radeon X1950 Pro in the first game test. This is expectable considering the specifics of the test scene and the importance of having a high fill rate to render it quickly. This advantage is smaller in the third test because ATIís card can fully utilize its 36 pixel processors. In the second test the competing solutions from ATI and Nvidia match each otherís performance. As for the Radeon X1900 XT, it is unrivalled (the GeForce 7900 GTX outperforms it only once ?in the first testís 1920x1200 resolution).
The GeForce 7950 GT looks better than the Radeon X1950 Pro in the 4x FSAA + 16x AF mode, but it also costs considerably more money.