Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator X is often considered, and rightly so, to be an application that's limited by the processor. That remains true in a lot of ways, given the similar performance of most GeForce 8s at all resolutions except 1920x1200 with the filters activated for this title, but we noticed that the driver also has its importance. As a result, AMD was significantly behind, peaking at less than 22 frames per second, even with the 3870 X2 (which is 25% less than the 8800 GTX/Ultra).
Conversely, the 174.53 driver seemed to squeeze a little more performance out of the G92 -the 9800 GTX posted 10% better performance than the 8800 GTS 512 MB (and even 24% better at 1920x1200 with the filters activated), whereas the GTS never managed to move ahead of the 8800 GT, even though their specifications are further apart. And the 8800 GTS 512 MB and the 8800 GT share the same driver.