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3D Performance Sorted According to Resolution and Anti-Aliasing

GPU vs. CPU Upgrade: Extensive Tests
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Due to multiple requests from the forum, we have decided to show the results of the frame rate and percentage evaluations separately, according to resolution and antialiasing settings. This makes comparisons easier if you are looking for a graphics card for use with a specific screen size or resolution. Remember that the image quality of an LCD display looks best when it is set to use its native resolution (for example, a 22” monitor at 1680x1050 pixels).

1280x1024 0AA fps Percent
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 3461.2 401.6
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 3459.9 401.5
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 3313.6 384.5
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 3004.6 348.6
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 1792.1 207.9
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 861.8 100.0

1680x1050 0AA fps Percent
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 3029.1 457.3
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 3002.3 453.2
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 2881.7 435.0
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 2557.3 386.1
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 1425.2 215.2
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 662.4 100.0

1920x1200 0AA fps Percent
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 2732.7 548.4
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 2712.7 544.4
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 2590.2 519.8
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 2252.9 452.1
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 1160.5 232.9
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 498.3 100.0

When using higher resolutions with antialiasing, the Geforce 9800 GTX exceeds the performance of the Geforce 8800 GTS 512 OC. The Geforce 6800 GT is too weak for extreme graphics quality with antialiasing, and the Geforce 7950 GT has reached its limits with current games, although both graphics chips only use DirectX 9, whereas the Geforce 8 and 9 use the more elaborate DirectX 10.

1280x1024 with AA fps Percent
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 2286.2 770.0
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 2285.9 769.9
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 2211.9 745.0
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 2047.1 689.5
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 819.0 275.9
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 296.9 100.0

1680x1050 with AA fps Percent
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 2041.0 825.6
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 2014.6 815.0
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 1939.6 784.6
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 1776.4 718.6
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 721.6 291.9
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 247.2 100.0

1920x1200 with AA fps Percent
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 1760.5 1149.2
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 1734.9 1132.4
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 1672.2 1091.5
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 1510.3 985.8
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 582.5 380.2
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 153.2 100.0

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