The AMD Squeeze: Nvidia Intros GeForce 8800 for $300

Test Setup

We would like to remind you that the following results were taken with stock Nvidia and ATI reference designs, except the latest BFG 8800GTS OC where all three clock generators are pushing their components past the Nvidia reference design.

System Hardware
Processor(s) Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe
2.93 GHz, 1,066 MHz FSB, 32 kB+32 kB L1 , 4 MB L2
Platform eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR, LGA 775
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI, BIOS version 2.053.57
RAM Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D
2x 1024 MB DDR2 @ 800 MHz (CL5-5-5-15)
Hard Drive Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 rpm, 16 MB cache, SATA150
Networking On-Board nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics Cards
ATI Based Radeon X1950XTX 512 MB GDDR4
650 MHz Core
1,000 MHz Memory (2.00 GHz DDR)
Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro Ultimate 256 MB GDDR3
580 MHz Core
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
Nvidia Based Cards Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768 MB GDDR3
575 MHz Core
1.35 GHz Streaming Processor
900 MHz Memory (1.80 GHz DDR)
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB GDDR3
500 MHz Core
1.20 GHz Streaming Processor
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
BFG GeForce 8800GTS OC 320 MB GDDR3
550 MHz Core
1.30 GHz Streaming Processor
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX 512 MB GDDR3
675 MHz Core
820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 7950GT 256 MB GDDR3
550 MHz Core
700 MHz Memory (1.40 GHz DDR)
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9700 LED
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s) ATI - Catalyst 7.1 WHQL
NVIDIA - Forceware 93.71 (7900GTX & 7950GT)
NVIDIA - Forceware 97.92 (8800GTX & GTS)
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