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Nvidia's GeForce 7800GS Becomes a Better Buy

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s)AMD Athlon 64 3200+, Socket 754, 2.2 GHz,1.0 MT/s Bus, 1 MB L2 cache
PlatformAbit KV8Pro, VIA K8T800P & VIA 8237 South BridgeBIOS Version 42302e31
RAM2 x 512 MB Crucial BL6464Z402 PC3200CL2-2-2-6, 2.8V, 64 Mb x 64
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD800BB80 GB, 7,2000 UPM, 2 MB cache, PATA-100
NetworkingOn-Board VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Graphics CardsEVGA Nvidia GeForce 7800GS SC, 256 MB GDDR3, 460 MHz Core, 675 MHz Memory (double data rate)BFG Nvidia GeForce 7800GS OC, 256 MB GDDR3, 400 MHz Core, 625 MHz Memory (double data rate)Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra, 256 MB GDDR3, 400 MHz Core, 550 MHz Memory (double data rate)ATI Radeon X850XT PE, 256 MB GDDR3, 540 MHz Core, 590 MHz Memory (double data rate)ATI Radeon X800XT, 256 MB GDDR3, 500 MHz Core, 500 MHz Memory (double data rate)
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000 W
Software & Drivers
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform DriverVIA Chipset Driver v4.56
Graphics Driver(s)ATI - Catalyst 6.1 WHQLNvidia - Forceware 81.98 WHQL