View Full Version : 3DMark03 X800XT PE vs. BFG6800GT OC

07-16-04, 05:51 PM
Ok i decided to do some 3DMark03 Benchmarks between these two cards. I wanted to see how hard i could OC them without experiencing any artifacts, lockups and things like that. Here is what came about.

I overclocked my PC as follows

P4 3.2Ghz @ 3.51Ghz at 1.575v (Tried to get to 3.6 but system becomes unstable)
Corsair 3200XMS timings at 1:1 / 2.0,4,4,8 / 880Mhz Bus
X800XT PE @ 545.40/1140 Catalyst 4.7 (ATI Tool for Overclocking)
6800GT OC @ 420/1150 Forceware 61.76 RC (Thanks for the posts)

No special cooling or any other mods were done.

First the ATI Screenshot:


Now the Nvidia Screenshot:


Both performed really well in my opinion. I am very pleased especially with the 6800GT as it overclocked really well and is right up there with the X800XT PE which cost me 100 Dollars more and countless hours stalking the forums waiting to see "IN STOCK" posted.

In case anyone is wondering, at stock speeds on my CPU the scores where 12,500 for the X800XT PE w/ Overdrive enabled and 12,300 for the 6800GT @ Ultra Speeds (400/1100). I will be running them this way normally as the extra 500 or so 3DMark03 points are not worth killing 900+ Dollars worth of hard to get equipment.


07-16-04, 05:54 PM
nice job looks good :)

07-16-04, 07:36 PM
Did your X800XT PE only overclock 10mhz on the memory without artifacting?

07-16-04, 07:58 PM
yeah, the memory isn't very OC friendly, I am going to continue raising it very slightly to see if I can get any more out of it.