nForce3-250 - Part 2: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Levelby Wesley Fink on March 29, 2004 11:00 AM EST
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Gaming Performance - 3400+
The 5950U with the nForce3-250Gb continues to pull away in the gaming arena - - outperforming both boards with the 9800 XT in Open GL (Quake 3) and DX 8.1 gaming, such as Comanche 4, X2, and Unreal Tournament 2002. In DX9 titles like Halo and Splinter Cell, the Radeon 9800 XT is equal or slightly faster than 5950U. However, the 9800 XT performs just as well or better on nF3-250Gb as it does on the SiS 755.
One DX9 standout for 5950U is Aquamark. Here, the combination of nForce3-250Gb with the nVidia FX5950 Ultra gives the highest score that we have seen for stock performance of a 3400+ at over 52,000.