At the request of some of our readers, I have included results from the latest 3DMark benchmarks even though it slightly goes against the take on real world gaming.
We were also able to compare a total of ten different cards here instead of the three on our game play graphs.
I went ahead and threw in the 7800 GTX 512 results on our 3DMark05 tests to get some more data. As you can see, the Asus X1800 XT TOP is able to out run the ATI reference card by more than 7.5% in the 16×12 test and leaves the 256 MB 7800 GTX in the dust. The 7800 GTX 512 is much closer, but still falls behind more than 100 points.
Our feature tests of course show a good improvement for the Asus X1800 XT TOP over the ATI reference card but in the case of the pixel shader results, still has a large deficit to the GeForce 7800 cards. On the other hand, the vertex processing power is still greater on the R520 results and the fill rate test shows a nearly even match between the ATI X1800 and 7800 GTX.