Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Hitman: Blood Money
The new-generation technology shows its very best here ?the GeForce 8800 leaves the rest of the participating graphics cards far behind. In the highest resolution this card has a min speed of 44fps which is higher than the average frame rate of single-chip last-generation solutions and by 30% higher than the min speed of the GeForce 7950 Quad SLI. This guarantees you smooth gameplay without slowdowns and jerkiness.
Note also the low minimum speed of the GeForce 7950 Quad SLI in high resolutions and the lack of any speed growth with the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire.
The Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire works correctly in Super AA mode and has an average frame rate comparable to that of the GeForce 8800 GTX in high resolutions. We shouldn’t forget, however, that we are talking about a multi-GPU tandem that requires a special mainboard and costs much more than the new-generation graphics card from Nvidia.
It’s only in 1280x1024 that the GeForce 8800 GTX is faster than the Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire. In the higher resolutions these two graphics solutions deliver comparable speeds, possibly limited by the speed of the TMUs and ROPs. The new card offers a higher minimum of speed, though.