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8800GT performance scaling in SLI review

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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2007 1:29:07 PM

Lots of 8800GT benchmarking plus 8800GT in SLI. Very interesting results to say the least.




8800GT Performance review including SLI @ FiringSquad.com

Benchmarked games
Company of Heroes 1.71 (running DX9)
F.E.A.R. 1.08
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
Crysis Demo
October 29, 2007 8:07:57 PM

what about dx 10??
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a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 1:44:52 AM

Interesting they snuck a HD2900GT in that review.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 1:22:48 PM

Likely they did that because the 2900Pro/2900GT matches the $199/$249 price points of the 8800GT 512 & 8800GT 256.
It would have been nice to see the 8800GT/256 benchmarked too.
October 30, 2007 1:59:19 PM

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.
October 30, 2007 2:13:19 PM

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

Best,

3ball
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 2:15:34 PM

thanx for the link , its interesting ,in HL2:EP2 and Crysis 8800GTX wins over 8800GT in every resolution
October 30, 2007 2:40:17 PM

Maziar said:
thanx for the link , its interesting ,in HL2:EP2 and Crysis 8800GTX wins over 8800GT in every resolution


What's interesting about it? Everything we've seen so far shows the 8800GT performing very well, but still marginally slower than the GTX across the board... or am I mistaken?
October 30, 2007 2:46:40 PM

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...
October 30, 2007 3:08:00 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 3:15:24 PM

Kamrooz said:
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!

From Motherboards.org

Not that its possible to say its an Uber video card yet.

From Techreport.com
October 30, 2007 3:34:31 PM

Nice article, good find and thanks for sharing.

I must admit I'm getting excited about the idea of two 8800GT's outperforming a GTX, and i think they'll still come out cheaper.

AMD/ATI will really have to pull a rabbit out of a hat with the HD3800 to stop me buying two GT's in January when i eventually upgrade.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 3:38:09 PM

mtyermom said:
What's interesting about it? Everything we've seen so far shows the 8800GT performing very well, but still marginally slower than the GTX across the board... or am I mistaken?


there is nothing interesting, i was only telling what benchmark was showing
October 30, 2007 4:07:25 PM

At 1920x1200 with 4xAA the 8800GT isn't even close to keeping up with the 8800GTX.
October 30, 2007 4:15:04 PM

anyone know if 2 8800GT in Sli will work at 8x PCI-E slots? I am asking this because my mobo is an asus p5ne-sli..
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 4:20:27 PM

Heyyou27 said:
At 1920x1200 with 4xAA the 8800GT isn't even close to keeping up with the 8800GTX.
http://media.tomshardware.com/2007/10/29/geforce_8800_gt/benchj.png


thanx Heyyou27 , thats what i wanted to say

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)
October 30, 2007 4:34:33 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 4:36:14 PM

cooler_power said:
anyone know if 2 8800GT in Sli will work at 8x PCI-E slots? I am asking this because my mobo is an asus p5ne-sli..
Should be no problem at all. You might want to check your PSU to make sure it will handle two GPUs.


EVGA website is recommending 450W and 24amps +12v for EVGA SLI 8800GT OC'd models

October 30, 2007 5:16:54 PM

Maziar said:
thanx Heyyou27 , thats what i wanted to say

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.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2007 7:10:48 PM

cooler_power said:
is it true that 2 8800GTX (SLI) on my mobo will not work?
Untrue. ASUS P5N-E supports 8800GTX SLI just fine. 8800GTX in SLI used in ASUS P5N-E review from here:
http://www.techspot.com/review/asus-p5n-e-sli/

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