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Clay
08-09-04, 09:34 PM
Steve "Rytr" Angelly has put the wraps on his review of the eVGA e-GeForce 6800GT. One of the differences of this card noticeable immediately is found in the software bundle...the full version of Far Cry for FREE! Steve pits this card up against an ATI X800 Pro in games like Call of Duty, Far Cry, UT2K4 and Morrowind as well as few synthetic benchmarks.

http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/evga_geforce_6800gt/index.shtml

ragejg
08-09-04, 09:54 PM
Good job Steve! :thumbsup:

Benching's gotta be fun with a card that powerful!! :D

Vagrant Zero
08-09-04, 10:00 PM
Good job Steve! :thumbsup:

Benching's gotta be fun with a card that powerful!! :D

Playing is even funner. :)

Rytr
08-09-04, 11:14 PM
Thanks! I had a blast in both benching and gaming. Wish I had the time to include DoomIII, amazing!

Sazar
08-09-04, 11:20 PM
gj... :)

:thumbsup:

I see that you lads have decided on a stock benchmarking tabulation scheme :)

Clay
08-09-04, 11:22 PM
Thanks! I had a blast in both benching and gaming. Wish I had the time to include DoomIII, amazing!
You can always add some Doom 3 benchies later...I bet you'll be too busy playing it though. :D

Clay
08-09-04, 11:23 PM
I see that you lads have decided on a stock benchmarking tabulation scheme :)Oh, we're always tinkering with it. This time around you'll notice that these are not images but pure HTML tables. I'm so fickle with how to present the data, not satisfied yet so I'm still tweaking. You guys were right though it is easier to read in this layout. :)

OWA
08-09-04, 11:26 PM
Good job Rytr. Very nice review.

Rytr
08-09-04, 11:29 PM
Sazar, I noted your suggestions and they are really appreciated. I don't think any of us are 'set' on any single method of recording benchmark results and I, for one, will always appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Clay, think I just summed up my review of the eVGA 6800 GT and DoomIII...AMAZING! (benches not included) :D

Thanks OWA!

Sazar
08-09-04, 11:30 PM
Oh, we're always tinkering with it. This time around you'll notice that these are not images but pure HTML tables. I'm so fickle with how to present the data, not satisfied yet so I'm still tweaking. You guys were right though it is easier to read in this layout. :)

well clay tbh I just pointed out the format I had tabulated with when I wrote up my little piece :)

it LOOKED neater to me... but then if I was alone in saying that it would mean nothing :D

I do like the way you guys have done the formatting :cool:

if you lads want I wouldn't mind volunteering to proof-read stuff... I have some time off during the latter half of the day usually :) no obligation

evilchris
08-09-04, 11:42 PM
WHy does the X800 Pro have such a staggering lead in FarCry 8AF but then loses it bigtime at 16AF? It's like 100% faster with 8AF.

Sazar
08-10-04, 12:07 AM
I would wager the pipelines come into play in high LOD situations at these res's...

zsynth
08-10-04, 12:34 AM
I've got the PNY version. To get the temps down, I removed the alum heat sink, cleaned off the existing compound (looked very dried up), then put on some AS 5. Left the cover plate off, and removed the power lead to the onboard fan. Then I tied an 80x80mm high speed fan (75cfm) in position over the heat sink (lots of extra holes in the 6800) , and my temperature dropped real nice. Was running 54-55 deg's at idle, 82-83 deg's under load. Now running 47 deg's at idle, 61 deg's under load (that''s o'ced to Ultra speeds). Very fast, easy, and cheap, no drilling required.

garikfox
08-10-04, 12:45 AM
Ok just got here lol, thats ME, lol I LOVE Mine ! :)

MUYA
08-10-04, 09:21 AM
Good stuff ole man I mean Steve :D

P1x44r
08-10-04, 09:37 AM
In 3D Mark03 at 1024x768 you only got 15 points increase after overclocking your card to Ultra speeds..? :retard:

If this is true it's kinda sad.

saturnotaku
08-10-04, 09:39 AM
Question - did you benchmark the 6800 with trilinear/anisotropic optimizations on or off?

IGx89
08-10-04, 11:10 AM
Good review; very convenient, because I'm planning on buying an eVGA Geforce FX 6800 (NU or GT) in a couple days :).

One question I have that most reviews (including yours) don't cover: how loud is it? I'm building a quiet computer with an Antec LANBoy case, so noise level is somewhat important to me.

Clay
08-10-04, 02:41 PM
Good review; very convenient, because I'm planning on buying an eVGA Geforce FX 6800 (NU or GT) in a couple days :).

One question I have that most reviews (including yours) don't cover: how loud is it? I'm building a quiet computer with an Antec LANBoy case, so noise level is somewhat important to me.
You'll find the general consensus is that the GT's noise level is basically not noticeable. If you have a decent PSU in that LANBoy then it will likely mask any fan noise from the GT. I've heard both a 6800GT, 6800Ultra and an AIW X800XT PE. The 6800Ultra is the loudest of those three but not by a gross margin, it is still covered by most cases with case fans, PSU, etc. The GT and X800XT PE are at about the same noise level, basically nonexistent witht the X800XT PE getting my nod as the quieter of the two but just barely.

Rytr
08-10-04, 06:04 PM
AcidJazz,
This review was attempted from a 'gamer's' perspective and that means with everything on as it comes out of the box. Both cards were tested this way. Sure I can increase the '03 scores considerably but this is what you would get out of the box with a system simular to the one I used. From here you could go straight to gaming without having to 'tweak,' which is exactly what I did. This was also true for the timedemos, nothing was tweaked or turned off or on in the control panel. In-game settings were set to the highest level except where stated in the review.

IGx89,
Sorry, I failed to comment on fan noise. Main reason I overlooked it, I guess, is that I did not notice it above the fan on the stock HSF that came with the AMD Athlon 64. It other words, it was not noticeable to me. Thanks for pointing out this oversight. :) Also, the X800Pro was very quiet.

Sat,
Trilinear on, ansiotropic off. These were the settings enabled by the driver on checking after first first boot-up. I did do some tests with both cards and found nothing new that has not already been covered many times. Mipmapping looked better in some specific areas of a particular scene on the GT while I think the X800Pro looked better in other parts of the same scene. Since the review was directed toward gaming I used the cards set up as they came to me. Except for enabling overclocking on the 6800GT.

Thanks for the comments!

zx6r2004
08-31-04, 07:03 PM
had my inno 3d 6800 gt for about 2 weeks and i think its the tops iv not had any problem witht he card or in any games doom 3 looks out of this world and acannot wait for halflife 2 im a big sim man my self and play a lot of racing sims so the best card i need my sims look out of this world now

i can just say that inno 3d are super aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa +++++++++++++++

Rytr
08-31-04, 08:33 PM
Glad you are enjoying your GT. ;) Newer drivers will enhance the card even more. Currently, I am still using the 61.45's and have not experienced any problems. Plan to change to the next WHQL drivers when they become available as they should provide some additional improvements.

zx6r2004
09-01-04, 05:31 PM
yes m8 i am very happy im using at moment 65.73 not had any problems i just was reading about there dif driver still not shore whats the bext for this card to use ones iv tryed 61.00 65.73 61.76