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Old 08-09-07, 11:11 PM   #1
Eliminator
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Cool Just went 8800GTX! Pics & Lots of Benchmarks

Well recently an EVGA rep (jAkUp) contancted me about trying to refund my import tax payments on the numerous broken cards I kept receiving. So instead I asked if I could do the Step-up program again. He said yes and here I am. Also it arrived by Purolator in 4 days and no import taxes.

Anyway I did a lot of testing and benchmarking to see just how much this card pwns the 7950GX2. For those of you that don't know, the 7950GX2 is the flagship card of the 7 series and it's basically two 7950GT 512MB cards stuck on one board with lower clock speeds.

Test Setup:
Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 3.4GHZ
Asus P5B Deluxe
2GB Corsair XMS2 6400C4 @ 850MHZ 4-4-4-12
eVGA 7950GX2 1024MB w/ Forceware 93.81 beta (imported SLI profiles from 162.18)
eVGA 8800GTX 768MB w/ Forceware 162.18 WHQL
Dell 2405FPW 24" 1920x1200
Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Windows XP SP2 32bit

Clocks & Settings:
CPU: 3.6GHZ (3DMark06: 7950GX2)
CPU: 3.5GHZ (Games: 7950GX2)
CPU: 3.4GHZ (3DMark06, Games: 8800GTX)
7950GX2 Stock: 500/1200, Overclocked: 594/1566
8800GTX Stock: 575/1800, Overclocked: 630/2100

- all gaming tests are run at 1920x1200
- all in-game settings are set to maximum unless specified

The reason the 8800GTX tests are done at 3.4GHZ is due to first the recent summer heat lowered my stable OC to 3.4GHZ and due to even more heat from the 8800GTX my stable is now 3.3GHZ )

Pics:





I love the design. However, the card may look small but actually its gigantic. In fact I must be the luckiest person because I'm clearing the drive tray holders by only 2-3 mm. Card also runs pretty hot at about 65*C idle with fan at 100%.

Benchmarks:

3DMark06:
- default settings


Not too shabby at all.


Chronicles of Riddick:
- in-game AF
- Softshadows ON


- in-game AF
- Softshadows OFF


Wow, suprised to the see the overclocked 7950GX2 keeping up with the stock 8800GTX.


Tomb Raider: Anniversary:
- 4xAA


Yet again the 7950GX2 is keeping up nicely here.


Medieval II Total War:
- 2xAA, 4xAF
- Shadows on extreme


Now the tables are starting to turn in more modern games. 63% improvement between the stock cards.


Call of Juarez DX9:
- in-game AF


A good 47% improvement on the stock cards.


Rainbow Six: Vegas:

- Motion blur OFF
- Shadows on HIGH


- Motion blur OFF
- Shadows on VERY LOW


8800GTX pulling ahead by 71/77% here between the stock clocks.
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