GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Roundup – Albatron, eVGA and XFX

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The Test System

The Retail Boxes

The test system was running Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit with all available Microsoft updates including the hotfixes required for enthusiast video cards to run correctly.  NVIDIA Forceware 169.28 beta drivers were used on all of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB graphics cards.  All results shown in the charts are averages of at least three runs from each game or application used.

The Video Cards:

  • Albatron GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB (650MHz Core/1944MHz Memory/1625MHz Shaders)
  • eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB (670MHz Core/1944MHz Memory/1674MHz Shaders)
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB (678MHz Core/1972MHz Memory/1700MHz Shaders)

All of the video cards were tested on the Intel X38 Express Test platform, which is loaded with the latest and greatest hardware.  The Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650 ‘Yorkfield’ processor was used for testing as it proved to be the best desktop processor when it comes to game performance. The test system was also loaded with 4GB of memory and water cooled to ensure throttling of the processor or memory wouldn’t cause any issues.

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650

Motherboard

Gigabyte X38-DQ6

Memory

Corsair PC2-8500 4GB

Video Card

See Above

Hard Drive

Western Digital SATA 250Gb

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Corsair HX620W

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

The Main Test System

Now that we know exactly what the test system is, we can move along to performance numbers.

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