Gainward Bliss 8800 Ultra

Test Setup and Notes

Test Setup

CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6700 @ 3.33Ghz
Motherboard: XFX 650i Ultra
RAM: 2gb Mushkin XP2-6400 4-4-4-12
Sound: Creative Labs X-Fi fatal1ty FPS
HDD: OS - 160gb Hitachi Deskstar SATA II
HDD: Gaming - 2 x 40gb Hitachi Deskstars in RAID 0
Power: Silverstone Zeus 560w
Case: Silverstone TJ09
Cooling: Scythe Infinity

I will also add the figures from my previous review on the Sapphire HD 2900 XT, for comparison.

Games Tested:

Call of Duty 2
F.E.A.R.
Oblivion
Quake 4
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

I am using a manual run-through of the games listed, exactly the same as in previous reviews, but doing it slightly differently to get some consistant numbers. Notice that for all games I ran through with 4 x AA and 8 x AF @ 1920 x 1200. For all of the 3Dmark benchmarks I did two runs. One run was with the stock settings that the free version of the benchmark comes with and one was with 4 x AA @ 1920 x 1200.

For installation I have installed the card as usual with the normal PCI-E power dongle and checked that the card is seated correctly and powered on.

I am using a clean install of Windows XP Professional SP2 with all the latest patches.

Both nVidia cards are using the nVidia 152.24 Forceware drivers.

The ATI card was installed with the Catalyst Control Center 7.6's.

Sapphire HD 2900 XT. Core Speed 740. memory speed 1650 (825). Stream processor clock 320MHz.

MSI 8800 GTX. Clock Speed: 575. Memory Speed 1800 (900). Stream processor clock 1350MHz

Gainward 8800 Ultra. Core Speed: 612. Memory Speed 2100 (1050). Stream processor clock 1500MHz

Overclocking on the nVidia cards was performed using RivaTuner .

Overclocking on the ATI card was performed using AMD GPU Overclocking Tool.
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Most Recent Comments

18-07-2007, 07:08:13

FarFarAway
We take the nVidia's top-end Ultra and give it a thorough "thrashing"

How did it do?

Don't be lazy, read for yourselfQuote

18-07-2007, 07:17:22

mVp24
Typo?

The fan on the 8800 Ultra is of a similar ilk page 2, last paragraph.Quote

18-07-2007, 07:20:05

FarFarAway
No that's not a typo

look it up Quote
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