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NVIDIA Puts Its (New) Cards on the Table

Aquamark 3

This is Massive Development's new DirectX 9 benchmark. If you'd like to learn more about this benchmark, feel free to read the Aquamark 3 article . The quality issues mentioned in that article have since been addressed with NVIDIA's driver release v52.16.

The Triscore sees the Radeon 9800 XT come in first. The Radeon 9600 XT can also beat the FX 5700 Ultra by a bit of a margin. With the irregularities of the ATi drivers in this benchmark, the results of the ATI cards should be seen with a grain of salt.

In the standard test, the FX 5950 places a hair's breadth ahead of the Radeon 9800 XT. The FX 5700 and Radeon 9600 XT, on the other hand, are tied for this round.