Originally posted by apokalipse
Tom's hardware is pretty ATI biased. their benchmarks aren't extremely accurate in video cards. plus the 3dmark series also favours ATI.
on the second page, you see the 9800 XT on top of everything, including the X800 XT
on the third page, the 5950 is above everything except the X850's, and they had the 9800 XT, 5900 and 5800 just below them a little.
anyway, my point is, don't trust Tom's in video cards
wats up apokalipse,
thx for the reply...however there are a few things i have to point out about those benchmarks on Tom's...
you pointed out the fact that "on the second page, you see the 9800 XT on top of everything, including the X800 XT",
welll, that 2nd page is UT2K4 w/ no AA,AF...on standard 1024x768 resolution..where pretty much most cards on the list run that game great. but i think you missed something...
once you raise the resolution and turn on AA, AF...then you will see a significant increase in how newer cards handle the game, and thus perform much better.
you do notice when you scroll down a bit, you can click "NEXT" on each of those games and see how they run w/ higher resolutions and AA, AF are enabled.
that's where newer cards shine over last generations.
although i will agree w/ you that synthetic benchmarks, like 3DMarks, don't hold a high place in my eyes...it's the real world gaming that's more important.
if you look at each of those games respectively, you WILL notice they all run better on certain games...Doom3 on nVidia, HL2 for ATI, so on and so forth, so it looks pretty even to me, dude.
Tom's is a very respectable site, if you have any other sites you'd like to show us that shows "true" benchmarks scores..by all means, please do.