ATi's X800 Pulls Off Another Coup in the Graphics Performance War

Nascar Thunder 2004

In Nascar Thunder 2004, we used a replay that shows a complete lap from the cockpit view with all video settings set to maximum. Since the game is also very CPU-intensive in addition to putting a strain on the graphics chip, we limited our test to the results from the tests with 4x FSAA and 8x anisotropic filtering.

Nascar Thunder - 4x FSAA & 8x Anisotropic

The X800 cards command a sizeable lead over the GeForce 6800 Ultra. NVIDIA's new driver has a noticeably adverse affect on performance in this game.