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Superfly
03-17-06, 04:16 AM
Hi Guys,

I thought I'd start putting together a short personnal review of this card over the next few days, I've only been up and running on the new MoBo for a day so and hav'nt run a game yet!!!

Firstly the card itself is tiny!!!!! - sorry no pic's im too poor for a digital camera :thumbdwn: , I would say its about half the weight and 2/3rd's the length of my old 6800GT. Installation is easy as the card does'nt require a power connector, it draws a maximum of 68w so the PCIe slot 75w limited is spot on.

Moving onto temps the card idles in Windows at 52c which is pretty warm for an idle temp (the 68GT was 44c idle). running RTHDRIBL in full screen mode for 30 minutes raised the temps to 71c which I thought was pretty dam good given the stock cooler and high idle reading. This comes at a price though, the card sounds like a turbo charged hairdryer in 3D mode which for people that use speakers rather than headphones for gaming could be rather annoying. Im sure an after market cooler would resolve this issue however.

Ok so its benchmark time!!!! :D Sadly I've only got one to show you so far, its a 3D Mark 06 score of 3187 and the compare link is here: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=190926 as a comparison to this the old 68GT scores only 2300.

More to come later, I'll edit the post with updated benchies and info as I do them, let me know your thoughts and feedback though chaps.

Small update: RTHRDIBL ran atan average of 69fps in its standard windowed mode on the 68GT, on the 76GT it runs at 96fps.

Im going to run some game benchies tonight if I have time.

agentkay
03-17-06, 04:35 AM
Thanks for your first impressions! That card is not bad at all. How much did you pay for it? So it seems to run hotter than a 7900GT, but dont they have the same cooler? Im sure a cheap aftermarket cooler (Silencers arent that expensive) should cure the temps and noise.

Superfly
03-17-06, 04:42 AM
Hi there, thanks for that. I paid 148 from overclockers UK, the card plus PCIe MoBo came to less than the cost of my 68GT 2 years ago!!

I'll post some game benchies and a few screenshots later today and over the weekend.

agentkay
03-17-06, 04:50 AM
Thats a very good price. :) Congrats! Finally you got rid of that pain in the ass old mobo of yours. lol Im sure you are very glad about that as well. :D

Superfly
03-17-06, 05:04 AM
Thats a very good price. :) Congrats! Finally you got rid of that pain in the ass old mobo of yours. lol Im sure you are very glad about that as well. :D

Yeh - the ASUS A8V had a really dodgy CPU voltage problem - it was up and down by .2 volts every few seconds. It also refused to boot at all about 1 in 20 boots.

Glad to see the back of it TBH - keep checking the 1st post I'll update it with new benchies etc.

(nana2)

Superfly
03-17-06, 05:31 PM
Ok just finished a good FEAR session, running 1152x864, max settings 2xAA - no soft shadows:

min 37
avg 68
max 182

(0/2/98) was the split for those that do.

thats about 10% up on the 68GT's fps + the GT could'nt handle AA at that res at all.

I am a happy bunny!!!!

Superfly
03-17-06, 05:32 PM
Oh - 3D mark 05 was 6457-ish, check the benchmark forum for the exact score.

agentkay
03-17-06, 05:44 PM
Impressive numbers, especially FEAR and RTHRDIBL. :thumbsup:

mikechai
03-17-06, 10:14 PM
Is the fan different than the non XXX edition? The fan should be reasonably quiet...

Lfctony
03-18-06, 03:44 AM
:) Why do people always get the pr0n editions of hardware? :D
Nice purchase mate, hope you enjoy your new card.

Superfly
03-18-06, 04:09 AM
Is the fan different than the non XXX edition? The fan should be reasonably quiet...

The fan is small, very small - hence the high pitched hairdryer.

Dazz
03-18-06, 08:51 AM
Wow only 2300pts for the 6800GT my X800XL at stock was 1800pts that that minus PS3.0/HDR.

Peoples-Agent
03-18-06, 09:12 AM
Thats cracking performance for a 150 card.
Sheesh, that's till in the 6600GT price domain.

alias_3
03-18-06, 10:18 PM
Thats cracking performance for a 150 card.
Sheesh, that's till in the 6600GT price domain.


I agree..