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Monday, December 24, 2007
Gainward 8800GT

2. Tests and Setup

All test were conducted with the same PC setup:

  • Motherboard: Asus M2N32 WS Pro Bios 1601 (Nvidia 590SLI AMD)
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4600+
  • Case: Thermaltake Soprano
  • Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream GXS600 SLI-Ready
  • Memory: 2x1GB Crucial PC2-8000 (400MHz@ 4-4-4-8-2T)
  • HDD: WD 200JB 7200RPM
  • Monitor: Viewsonic 19" LCD VP930b (1280x1024 resolution)
  • Windows XP SP2 with all the latest updates installed
  • Windows VISTA 32bit with all the latest updates installed (+Nvidia suggested patches)
  • DirectX November 2007
  • Nvidia Forceware series v169.04 with the following settings

With the 8800 series, the 3D control panel has some minor changes. Users can now set the AA mode:

and select up to 16x Antialiasing, even with a single card:

While for SLI, we have more anti-aliasing modes:

We used several games and applications to evaluate the card's performance. We separate them into two categories:

DirectX 9

  • 3D Mark 05 (v1.2.0)
  • 3D Mark 06 (v1.1.0)
  • F.E.A.R. (v1.08)
  • Prey (v1.2.0)
  • Half Life 2: Episode 1
  • Half Life 2: Episode 2
  • Company Of Heroes (v1.7.1)
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition DX9 Demo
  • Unreal Tournament III Demo
  • Crysis Demo

DirectX10

  • Company Of Heroes (v1.7.1)
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition DX10 Demo
  • Crysis Demo
  • Call Of Juarez DX10 Demo




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