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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Review - Page 2 of 6

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

The test system with the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB installed is pictured below.

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Installed
Please click to enlarge.

As expected, GPU temperatures were noticeably lower than the GeForce 8800 GT. Idle temperature was 54° C while a peak temperature of 66° C was reached under load with the fan speed at the default of 50%. Fan noise became noticeable at 62%, where the temperature leveled off at 63° C.

Test System

Hardware and Operating System

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 - 3.0GHz Conroe Core - 4MB L2 Cache - 1333MHz FSB
  • BFG nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
  • 4GB Corsair XMS PC8500 DDR2 SDRAM 5-5-5-18-2T @ 400MHz
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
  • PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR Power Supply
  • Dell 3007WFP LCD Monitor
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 / DirectX 9.0c
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit / DirectX 10

Graphics Cards, Drivers, and Driver Settings

  • MSI NX8800GT - 660MHz Core / 1650MHz Shader / 950MHz Memory (1900MHz Effective)
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB - 678MHz Core / 1700MHz Shader / 986MHz Memory (1972MHz Effective)
  • GeForce 8800 GTX - 576MHz Core / 1350MHz Shader / 900MHz Memory (1800MHz Effective)
  • ForceWare Beta 169.21
  • 32-Bit Color
  • Vsync Disabled
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • High Quality Texture Filtering
  • Gamma Correct Antialiasing

Test Applications

  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Crysis
  • Dark Messiah
  • Doom 3
  • Far Cry
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Oblivion
  • Unreal Tournament 3 Demo

Notes

  • Antialiasing was set to "Override any application setting" in the driver for Oblivion and Unreal Tournament 3 Demo.
  • Anisotropic filtering was set to 8x in the driver for Oblivion and Unreal Tournament 3 Demo.

Next Page: Game Settings 1

Last Updated on December 11, 2007


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