Benchmarked games Company of Heroes 1.71 (running DX9)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Call of Duty 4 Demo
Half-Life 2 Episode Two
Lost Planet DX9
World in Conflict
Unreal Tournament 3 Demo
Honestly though. Considering the performance of the 8800 GT...This would be one of the only moment I'll ever recommend SLI. When I do decide to build my new rig, If there is no new high end out I'm going to nab 2 of these suckers.
Yea I am definitely replacing my X1900XTX 512mb this x-mas with either the 8800GT or the new ATI HD 3800 series in thats in the same price range if it shows up well this time around. I think it will be money well spent! lol
The 8800 GT is a great card. It can surpass the 8800 GTX in a few benchies but not all. There will be numerous titles that it won't be able to cope against the 8800 GTX...Which I'm glad for...This is a midrange...Not a high end solution. If it beat the 8800 GTX across the board there'd be a major problem...
The 8800gt sli setup beats the gtx every time. The results for crysis do not have a 8800gt sli setup. I am leaning towards getting two 8800gt cards for sli. I currently play my games on my samsung 61" dlp at 1080p and need all the power I can get. I have to admit I am spoiled playing at this resolution and screen size. I tried playing on my 20" widescreen but it is no comparison.
This would be one of the only moment I'll ever recommend SLI.
I have to admit that thought crossed my mind too. But in the back of my mind Im thinking - "damn! what will the NEXT Nvidia card released be like?" I've been holding off thinking about a 24" LCD because of the cost of dual/SLI 8800GTS/640. But it looks like 19x12 nirvana just had $300 lopped off the price of admission.
Still hard to recommend SLI to someone unless they know their "primary game" makes it worthwile.
At the moment for me thats MS Flight Simulator X (and other flight and racing sims) but I have been looking at World in Conflict. And so I wont benefit the way someone whose primary game is going to be Unreal Tournamen 3
DX9 16x12 @ 40 w/ AA+AF
DX10 16x12 @ 42 w/ NO AA/AF. That comparison had me flipping back and forth till I saw the differences in AA/AF. From HardwareCanucks review
And hanging around in the 8800/Ultra territory... impressive!
I would say it would be worth going sli on these if the price actually gets down to sub $200, otherwise I would rather spend $500 or so on a single card that comes close and uses less energy than 2 GT's, then I might be able to afford another GTX when the next highend cards come out and the GTX's come down in price.
8800GT is a solid performer, no doubt about it , but it falls behind a 8800GTX in very high resolutions (just like 8800GTS 640 vs 320)
Yeah, for the price in most situations it would outperform the 8800GTS, and even rival the 8800GTX, but there are a few situations where it falls behind signifigantly. Still it seems like the great mid range card everyone has been waiting for.