Performance in Simulators
The ATI Radeon X1000 family doesn’t support vertex texturing and cannot render the water surface with the highest quality in this game. This is only possible on Nvidia’s graphics cards, including the new GeForce 8800 series.
The flaws in the driver that lead to the GeForce 8800 GTX having low performance in OpenGL games like Quake 4 or Prey affect its performance in Pacific Fighters , too. And still, the new card is no worse than Nvidia’s best last-generation solutions here.
The minimum of speed of the GeForce 8800 GTX goes lower here than that of the GeForce 7950 GX2, which confirms our supposition about some flaws in the driver.
It’s different in 16x FSAA mode: the last-generation graphics cards cannot cope with the increased load while the GeForce 8800 GTX stands its ground even in 1920x1200 thanks to its economical CSAA algorithm and wide memory bus.