View Full Version : Geforce 3 to 6800 Ultra - The CLASH

Drew Carey
08-16-04, 03:50 AM
Hey guys, I got my Leadtek 6800 Ultra and I've been tinckering around, still not 100% certain that everything is flawless, but I'm still testing :) (I'm afraid some problems might rise after long usage times, so I need to do a stability test). Anyways, here are some initial tests comparing the two, I thought some would appreciate this since all I ever see are comparisons to the last gen and not older cards.

Specs: Pentium 4 3.0C, Abit IC7-G (i875), 1Gb DDR 400, 2*120 Gb 7200 RPM 8Mb cache Hd's. Everything at stock speeds, 61.77 Forceware drivers.
I'm aware that I'm cpu limited so I'll try overclocking and stuff later.
Please share any tips or tweaks if you have any!
I can't say I'm not happy,3, 4 and 5 times the performance is nothing to sniff at, infact I give it a :clap: not to mention AA and AF which are pretty much unusable on the Geforce 3.

One last point, I'm not running Sp2 and also not using Dx9c, will this have much of an effect? I'll do an all out update of everything later on.

More to come:

08-16-04, 05:20 AM
lol "Avarage"
I went from a 9700 and I thought it was a big jump. DirectX 9.0c doesn't really matter unless it's a shader model 3 game (how many are there?).

Drew Carey
08-16-04, 05:42 AM
Hehe...silly me, all fixed, no evidence left :).
I thought FarCry might see an improvement but then I realized that the 1.2 patch was recalled so I guess it won't do much for now.

08-16-04, 07:12 AM
I went from a 9800Pro, and the difference isn't really that big (YET!) I guess the difference in forthcoming games will be bigger. Doom 3 runs atleast 2 times faster though! :D

08-16-04, 07:36 AM
I went from a ti4600 to just a 6800nu, and to me the difference was phenomenal.