8800GTS shootout - XFX 8800GTS XXX vs Gainward 8800GTS "Golden Sample"

Game Benchmarks - CS:Source and Call of Duty 2

Counter Strike: Source

Counter Strike: Source is a hugely popular online FPS game based on the Source engine by Valve. This will show what a typical gamer will play on their PC and is a great indication of real-world gaming performance as the engine is so scalable.

counter strike source

The XFX card was clearly ahead in Counter Strike: Source showing that pure clock speed isn't everything.

Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is a fairly recent game that uses a lot of DirectX 9.0c features, including real time shadows, amazing smoke effects and some nice looking HDR effects. This makes the game very taxing at these high resolutions. I played a fully patched up version of the game. Once again I played through the game with a two minute gaming session including explosions, smoke and also lots of snow.

Let's see how the cards fared here:

call of duty 2

The XFX is clearly ahead in the Call of Duty benchmarks despite the similar main clock speed. The gameplay was still incredibly playable on both cards.

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Most Recent Comments

05-03-2007, 13:08:13

Take 2 hot-to-trot 8800GTS

1 reviewer with an overclocked Core2Duo system

Mix with plenty of benchmarks

Lets see what you getQuote

05-03-2007, 13:15:42

Excellent review Kemp.

Definatly made a good read Quote

05-03-2007, 14:06:56

looks like a good deal, does that GTS

but i am waiting to get a X1950XTX, when the R600 comes out, the price should plumit!

or so i hope Quote

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