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Medion
03-28-06, 06:51 PM
Cards Tested:
EVGA 6800GS CO Superclock ($199.99 at time of purchase, January 2006)
EVGA 7800GT CO Superclock ($299.99 at time of purchase, January 2006)
EVGA 7600GT CO Cuperclock ($239.99 MSRP)
EVGA 7900GT CO Superclock ($349.99 MSRP) - Has not arrived, will update.

System Configuration and Drivers:
Athlon 64 X2 3800 @ 2.0ghz
2GB PC3200 DDR400 in dual channel
ASUS A8N SLI motherboard
SeaSonic S12-430 PSU
ForceWare 84.20 Betas

Test Suite:
-3DMark03
-3DMark05
-3DMark06
-Need for Speed: Most Wanted
-Fable: The Lost Chapters

How the Tests were run:

All 4 cards came factory overclocked, so they were also downclocked to NVidia reference clocks for the sake of comparing 8 cards.

All 3 synthetic tests were run at their default settings. The NV CP was also set at default (Quality) settings.

NFS:MW and Fable:TLC were both run at maxed in game settings. The NV CP was also set to max quality settings with the following excepions; AA was at 4x as opposed to 8xS, while Transparency AA and Gamma Correct AA was set to OFF. It should be noted that with TAA and GCAA turned on (TAA set to MS), the framerate hit in NFS:MW was 25%! However, the main reason these features were turned off was because the 6800GS did not support them.

NFS was run: Custom Race, Sprint, Seaside Power Station, Cobalt SS stock.
Fable was run in the first town as a young boy, one lap around the town.

Axed from this test after a few runs were; 3DMark01, FFXI Bench 3, and World of Warcraft. All 3 applications showed no tangible benefits on any card over the 6800GS.

Results:

3DMark03:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 11477
-6800GS (490/1100)- 12708
-7600GT (560/1400)- 12719
-7600GT (600/1560)- 13701
-7800GT (400/1000)- 13883
-7800GT (470/1100)- 15522
-7900GT (450/1320)- N/A
-7900GT (550/1580)- N/A

3DMark05:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 5091
-6800GS (490/1100)- 5807
-7600GT (560/1400)- 5976
-7600GT (600/1560)- 6486
-7800GT (400/1000)- 6665
-7800GT (470/1100)- 7540
-7900GT (450/1320)- N/A
-7900GT (550/1580)- N/A

3DMark06:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 2525
-6800GS (490/1100)- 2860
-7600GT (560/1400)- 3214
-7600GT (600/1560)- 3459
-7800GT (400/1000)- 3671
-7800GT (470/1100)- 4146
-7900GT (450/1320)- N/A
-7900GT (550/1580)- N/A

Need for Speed: Most Wanted:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 24.898
-6800GS (490/1100)- 29.033
-7600GT (560/1400)- 31.263
-7600GT (600/1560)- 33.616
-7800GT (400/1000)- 36.753
-7800GT (470/1100)- 41.468
-7900GT (450/1320)- N/A
-7900GT (550/1580)- N/A

Fable: The Lost Chapters:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 36.702
-6800GS (490/1100)- 41.293
-7600GT (560/1400)- 38.914
-7600GT (600/1560)- 43.002
-7800GT (400/1000)- 47.451
-7800GT (470/1100)- 53.518
-7900GT (450/1320)- N/A
-7900GT (550/1580)- N/A

Conclusion:

This is inconclusive for now, as I'm awaiting my 7900GT CO Superclock, but here's what I can say for these tests.

-The 6800GS and 7800GT CO Superclocks were well worth the $10 cost difference over a reference board. The differences were more than enough to justify the slight premium.

-The 7600GT is a surprisingly fast card at either setting, blowing away my expectations. Still, it's hard to justify spending and extra $50 for the overclock. If you're looking to spend that much more, it may behoove you to consider going up to $299.99 for a referece 7900GT. We'll see though, once that comes in.

-It's worth noting that the 7600GT has a smaller PCB than the 6800GS or 7800GT (about 1.25-1.5in shorter, extimating on eyesight), and does not connect directly to the PSU.

Razorfinger
03-28-06, 08:42 PM
Nice results, well done. Incredible how the 7600GT is almost on par with 7800GT if Overclocked even tho it has -8 pipes and -2 vertex shader compared with the 7800GT!

AthlonXP1800
03-28-06, 08:55 PM
Seriously, 7600 GT is amazing near as fast as 7900 GT when overclocked 560/1560. 7600 series cards will take the lead to became the best selling videocard when 6600 series retired as the top selling card accorded to the latest Valve survey (http://steampowered.com/status/survey.html). Also it is really surprised to see X1300, X1600, X1800 and X1900 fared so very badly, when combined all the userbase of R5xx series cards who played Half Life 2, they are smaller than Geforce 6200 userbase and far worsen than Geforce FX userbase. :o

You can find the cheapest 7600 GT card at $183.07 (http://www.securemart.com/cgi-bin/future/EVD334126.html?pcode=4) and overclock it like mad, that $120 cheaper than 7900 GT. :)

shabby
03-28-06, 09:07 PM
Seriously, 7600 GT is amazing near as fast as 7900 GT when overclocked 560/1560...

Dude lay off the pipe, seriously. The 7600gt is a great card, no doubt. But its nowhere as fast as a 7900gt, with twice the pipes/bandwidth the 7900gt can really stretch its legs.
My xfx 7900gt trades blows with a 7800gtx 512, a 7600gt is nowhere close to that fast.

Razorfinger
03-29-06, 12:46 AM
Indeed, the 7900GT with 90nm core can OC like hell, just like the 7600GT, but the 7600 is not even comparable with 7900. (I only said 7600GT is comparable to 7800GT which the results support)
FYI, someone took an 7900GT to 1Ghz on the core with liquid nitro cooling (-92C). It got was it 8000 or 9000 on 3DMark06... that's 14000 in SLI!! :D The 7900GT owns the 7800GTX, for a lot less money too.

Medion
03-29-06, 03:39 AM
ously, 7600 GT is amazing near as fast as 7900 GT when overclocked 560/1560. 7600 series cards will take the lead to became the best selling videocard when 6600 series retired as the top selling card accorded to the latest Valve survey. Also it is really surprised to see X1300, X1600, X1800 and X1900 fared so very badly, when combined all the userbase of R5xx series cards who played Half Life 2, they are smaller than Geforce 6200 userbase and far worsen than Geforce FX userbase.

Everything that you said is completely false. First off, the Valve survey is not accurate. Of couse the average HL2 player doesn't touch the X1300 or 6200 series cards. Those cards still sell better than 6600 series cards to the average PC user.

And the overclocked 7600GT (600/1560, 560 is not OC'ed, that's stock) came close to a reference 7800GT. That's not a 7900GT.

bail_w
03-29-06, 03:52 AM
Indeed, the 7900GT with 90nm core can OC like hell, just like the 7600GT, but the 7600 is not even comparable with 7900. (I only said 7600GT is comparable to 7800GT which the results support)
FYI, someone took an 7900GT to 1Ghz on the core with liquid nitro cooling (-92C). It got was it 8000 or 9000 on 3DMark06... that's 14000 in SLI!! :D The 7900GT owns the 7800GTX, for a lot less money too.


You have lots of homeworks to do son.

Superfly
03-29-06, 04:08 AM
I love my 7600GT - it kicks the arse out of my old 68GT and 78GS.

Razorfinger
03-29-06, 08:12 PM
You have lots of homeworks to do son.

How so?

devil007
03-30-06, 03:28 AM
Hi guys,
I just got yesterday evening my Leadtek 7900GT(non extreme version) so default is 450/1320.I didnt pust it very much but it easily went to 560/1600.
I feel aproximetly another 10-20 in core and 100-200 in memory.

I had only time to do a benchmarking in 3DMark 2005 in the night.

I had Winnie 3200+ and my result are following:
7693 - default CPU and GPU
8558 - default CPU and GPU at 560/1600
9298 - CPU @2.4Ghz and GPU at 560/1600

I think its possible with mi rig to score up to 9500-9600.Not a bad.I am really glad I didnt pay extra money for Extreme Version of Leadtek 7900GT(525/1420).Its just not worth it.

Medion
04-16-06, 07:50 PM
Since I cannot edit the original post, here's the updated version with the 7900GTs. Sorry for the delay, but my card arrived the day I left for my vacation.
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Cards Tested:
EVGA 6800GS CO Superclock ($199.99 at time of purchase, January 2006)
EVGA 7800GT CO Superclock ($299.99 at time of purchase, January 2006)
EVGA 7600GT CO Cuperclock ($239.99 MSRP)
EVGA 7900GT CO Superclock ($349.99 MSRP) - Has not arrived, will update.

System Configuration and Drivers:
Athlon 64 X2 3800 @ 2.0ghz
2GB PC3200 DDR400 in dual channel
ASUS A8N SLI motherboard
SeaSonic S12-430 PSU
ForceWare 84.20 Betas

Test Suite:
-3DMark03
-3DMark05
-3DMark06
-Need for Speed: Most Wanted
-Fable: The Lost Chapters

How the Tests were run:

All 4 cards came factory overclocked, so they were also downclocked to NVidia reference clocks for the sake of comparing 8 cards.

All 3 synthetic tests were run at their default settings. The NV CP was also set at default (Quality) settings.

NFS:MW and Fable:TLC were both run at maxed in game settings. The NV CP was also set to max quality settings with the following excepions; AA was at 4x as opposed to 8xS, while Transparency AA and Gamma Correct AA was set to OFF. It should be noted that with TAA and GCAA turned on (TAA set to MS), the framerate hit in NFS:MW was 25%! However, the main reason these features were turned off was because the 6800GS did not support them.

NFS was run: Custom Race, Sprint, Seaside Power Station, Cobalt SS stock.
Fable was run in the first town as a young boy, one lap around the town.

Axed from this test after a few runs were; 3DMark01, FFXI Bench 3, and World of Warcraft. All 3 applications showed no tangible benefits on any card over the 6800GS.

Results:

3DMark03:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 11477
-6800GS (490/1100)- 12708
-7600GT (560/1400)- 12719
-7600GT (600/1560)- 13701
-7800GT (400/1000)- 13883
-7800GT (470/1100)- 15522
-7900GT (450/1320)- 16227
-7900GT (550/1580)- 18884

3DMark05:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 5091
-6800GS (490/1100)- 5807
-7600GT (560/1400)- 5976
-7600GT (600/1560)- 6486
-7800GT (400/1000)- 6665
-7800GT (470/1100)- 7540
-7900GT (450/1320)- 7841
-7900GT (550/1580)- 9047

3DMark06:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 2525
-6800GS (490/1100)- 2860
-7600GT (560/1400)- 3214
-7600GT (600/1560)- 3459
-7800GT (400/1000)- 3671
-7800GT (470/1100)- 4146
-7900GT (450/1320)- 4362
-7900GT (550/1580)- 5097

Need for Speed: Most Wanted:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 24.898
-6800GS (490/1100)- 29.033
-7600GT (560/1400)- 31.263
-7600GT (600/1560)- 33.616
-7800GT (400/1000)- 36.753
-7800GT (470/1100)- 41.468
-7900GT (450/1320)- 43.542
-7900GT (550/1580)- 44.768/35.264*

Fable: The Lost Chapters:
-6800GS (425/1000)- 36.702
-6800GS (490/1100)- 41.293
-7600GT (560/1400)- 38.914
-7600GT (600/1560)- 43.002
-7800GT (400/1000)- 47.451
-7800GT (470/1100)- 53.518
-7900GT (450/1320)- 56.536
-7900GT (550/1580)- 64.552

Conclusion:

-The 6800GS and 7800GT CO Superclocks were well worth the $10 cost difference over a reference board. The differences were more than enough to justify the slight premium.

-The 7600GT is a surprisingly fast card at either setting, blowing away my expectations. Still, it's hard to justify spending and extra $50 for the overclock. If you're looking to spend that much more, it may behoove you to consider going up to $299.99 for a referece 7900GT. We'll see though, once that comes in.

-It's worth noting that the 7600GT has a smaller PCB than the 6800GS or 7800GT (about 1.25-1.5in shorter, extimating on eyesight), and does not connect directly to the PSU.

*Due to CPU limitation, NFS:MW did not exhibit much of a gain for the 7900GT. However, the second benchmark for the Superclock is the same test, but run in 8xS AA. Yep, that's right, I can now run it playable at that setting.

-World of Warcraft, which already ran well, runs silky smooth now. A noticable improvement over the 7800GT.