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toby77jo
10-19-06, 09:48 AM
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35195

According to the inquirer, it will hit just below 12000 in 3dmark06, and with a new driver to be released later this year it will pas over 12000, wow, that is pretty amazing, I get 9000 on my overclocked 7950GX2 (580, 780), a juicy 25% higher on one gerforce 8 without running SLI is pretty cool and the fact that it is based on directx9, lets wait and see what it does with directx10 in games like crysis, flight simulator x and alwan wake.

I am not yet 100% sure that the geforce 8 is a true directx 10 card rather a card with some of the functionality, can someone confirm that?

I would have loved that it is just as much directx 10 as the r600 will be, although rumors say r600 will be a bit faster I am not sure I can wait until march/april, just one month later nvidia will release a beefed up geforce 8 anyway probably, just as they did when they surprised us all of a sudden with the 7950GX2...

lee63
10-19-06, 09:55 AM
Hmmm... that must be for the high end GTX :captnkill: I wonder what the GTS will do???

lee63
10-19-06, 11:16 AM
That's great, I need 2 7900 GTX for the same score :)
Yes indeed, these cards are gonna be awsome :captnkill: :captnkill: :captnkill: :captnkill: :captnkill:

Mr_LoL
10-19-06, 01:17 PM
As long as 1 card can run crysis at 1280x1024 with 4xAA and 8xAF at a minimum of 30fps then I will be very happy. I doubt it though especially in foliage. Cards seem to struggle badly in foliage.

KoRnfR3ak
10-19-06, 01:17 PM
This is truly wonderful. :)
I just hope these G80's 12K in 3dmark06 didn't come from a Quad Kentsfield rig.
Because that would mean 2500marks less in the overall score, in a Core 2 Duo rig. But even so it would still be an impressive score for a single card.

fivefeet8
10-19-06, 01:30 PM
I am not yet 100% sure that the geforce 8 is a true directx 10 card rather a card with some of the functionality, can someone confirm that?



If the card was not 100% Dx10, it cannot be called a Dx10 card at all. The specs call for 100% functionality or it will not be compliant. Don't confuse this with a Unified Shader Architecture. Dx10 needs shader Unification at the API level, but not necessarily at the Hardware level. Nvidia's Dx10 cards can have descrete Pixel/Vertex Shaders, but still be Dx10 compliant. With the recent revelations from more prominent sites though, G80 will likely also have Unified Shaders at some level.

agentkay
10-19-06, 01:31 PM
The 8800 cards are DX10 cards, they have unified shaders and support Shader Model 4. Anything else is based on ATI FUD or/and old INQ rumors.

I canīt wait for the 8800GTX hitting the market because Iīm sick and tired of this slow computer and I definitly donīt want to purchase another DX9 card and Iīm definitly not waiting until January or February for the R600. If the 8800GTX should suck so much I wonīt have a problem to sell it at a loss for a R600 next year but I doubt that will happen.

stevemedes
10-19-06, 01:42 PM
This is truly wonderful. :)
I just hope these G80's 12K in 3dmark06 didn't come from a Quad Kentsfield rig.
Because that would mean 2500marks less in the overall score, in a Core 2 Duo rig. But even so it would still be an impressive score for a single card.

3dmark2006 is coded to take advantage of quad cores?

KoRnfR3ak
10-19-06, 02:21 PM
3dmark2006 is coded to take advantage of quad cores?Yes. 3dmark2006 has a cpu test.
At 2.66GHz stock speed, a Quad Core may account for 4100marks of the overall 3dmark2006 score, as seen here (http://www.diskusjon.no/index.php?act=ST&f=222&t=608405&st=0).
But overclocked to 4GHz, each core of the new Intel processors may reach 1500marks.
So a Quad Core overclocked to 4GHz, just by himself, would account for 4x1500=6000marks of the overall 3dmark2006 score, as seen here (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73463&highlight=kentsfield).

Bearclaw
10-19-06, 02:28 PM
Wow, I don't care if the top of the line G80 card (8800Gtx? Am I right on that? I'm not sure.) cost a 10,000 dollars, I'll rob a bank to buy one. If It can provide better performance in FSX than my current card (haha ya it will, but i need a CPU upgrade for sure..sigh..) than I'll pay that much for it.

Blacklash
10-19-06, 02:47 PM
Kentsfield does put up some awesome numbers in 06. Heck I only get 3.3k @ 3.8 GHz for the CPU test.

Xion X2
10-19-06, 03:38 PM
I wonder how strong two 8800GTS's would be?

anticitizenzero
10-19-06, 03:47 PM
Are chances pretty good there are going to be shortages of these when there released?

Xion X2
10-19-06, 03:54 PM
Are chances pretty good there are going to be shortages of these when there released?

You'd better believe it.

SpiffMistroII
10-19-06, 04:06 PM
I love how they leave that tid bit that R600 will be faster..:D


For me, I have no reason to get R600, or G80 untill I see a DX 10 game on the shelf. Crysis in Janurary, and UT2K7 in ?? march?

HeavyH20
10-19-06, 04:09 PM
Remember, if you score 4000 on the CPU score versus 2000 on 3DMark06, you do not score 2000 higher on the final score. It is not linear at all.

3DMark Score = 2.5 x 1.0/(( 1.7/GS + 0.3/CPU Score )/2)

Sazar
10-19-06, 04:09 PM
I love how they leave that tid bit that R600 will be faster..:D

For me, I have no reason to get R600, or G80 untill I see a DX 10 game on the shelf. Crysis in Janurary, and UT2K7 in ?? march?

Or benchmarks pitting them against each other in those games :cool:

My aging system still plays what I want to play at adequate resolutions and I STILL love my AIW capabilities ;)

I'll have to get 2 cards, a video card and a tv tuner when I upgrade. Unless I just keep my current setup for F@H and DVR and just get another config for everything else.

Hmm...

zoomy942
10-19-06, 04:20 PM
anyone have an idea of how much they will cost?

Treason
10-19-06, 04:21 PM
Man, this makes the RSX sound so ho-hum old tech when we should be getting excited about that next month. :(

HeavyH20
10-19-06, 04:33 PM
I am expecting $649 for the GTX model and $499 for the GTS.

NoWayDude
10-19-06, 04:34 PM
Don't care about 3D06/07 bla,bla. Large scores are just for e-penis discussions and for overall system testing
Tel me that they have new AA, better filtering, good scaling with more powerful CPU'S, and that you can get all in game settings to max, and put AA and AF on, with playable frame rates
That's what I care about
3DMarks can be coded to look good on the drivers.

SH64
10-19-06, 07:35 PM
So i presume a 8800GTX SLI to hit the 20K mark if coupled with a high-end dual-core CPU (or Quad-core).

mikechai
10-19-06, 11:25 PM
From CJ http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showpost.php?p=856547&postcount=1487


Here are some fairly reliable numbers from the same source who was spot on with previous numbers (eg RV570, RV560, G71) before they got launched:

3DM05 / 3DM06
8800GTX 16909 / 11843
8800GTS 15233 / 10071
7950GX2 12931 / 8781
1950XTX 11866 / 7007
1950PRO 10044 / 5600

No specs of the system were given, but all the cards ran on the same system.

SH64
10-19-06, 11:29 PM
From CJ http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showpost.php?p=856547&postcount=1487


Here are some fairly reliable numbers from the same source who was spot on with previous numbers (eg RV570, RV560, G71) before they got launched:

3DM05 / 3DM06
8800GTX 16909 / 11843
8800GTS 15233 / 10071
7950GX2 12931 / 8781
1950XTX 11866 / 7007
1950PRO 10044 / 5600

No specs of the system were given, but all the cards ran on the same system.
Pretty reasonable!

nrdstrm
10-19-06, 11:43 PM
Those numbers seem pretty spot on from what I have heard