Futuremark has overhauled “The Gamers’ Benchmark” with the introduction of 3DMark 06. The benchmark includes improved Shader Model 2 tests, new CPU tests and HDR Shader Model 3 tests for system-wide gaming performance measurement. Final scores are now impacted very directly by the CPU used so we are including the Shader Model 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0 results as this will tell us just how well our video card performs in this benchmark.
Judging by 3D Mark, X1950 Pro holds a slim lead over the 7900 GS and GT. It also manages to out pace its older brother, X1800XT.
CrossFire results are much the same as the single card results with the X1950 besting the pair of 7900 GT. There is a significant performance increase over the X1800 CrossFire system according to 3D mark.