Asus EN 8800 GTX - nVidia's G80 Performance Revealed
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Asus
Benchmarking - 3DMark
I used the popular gaming benchmarks made by Futuremark to bench all of the cards. I used 3dMark 03, 05 and 06. All benches were performed at stock speeds for this section. I ran all benchmarks from the stock settings just like the free versions to give you a good comparison of scores.
The Results were as follows:
First we start with 3dMark03. This is a benchmark that relies heavily on DirectX 8 features. This will give an indication of how the card will run on games that rely on DX 8.
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0. This benchmark is very taxing for the cards and also includes quite a harsh CPU benchmark. Seeing as this was run with the exact same CPU this was not an issue.
Being a DX10 card you wouldn't have thought that the DX 9.0c performance would be quite as good...but it is very much so. an increase on the 7950 GX2 (a dual GPU card remember) of 2359 Marks is very impressive.
It seems that the 8800GTX is the card to break records with in the ORB for Futuremark. With these fast cards already topping the charts anyone who is a bencher will want one to break those records.