Gainward Bliss 8800 Ultra
Benchmarks - 3DMark03, 06 and 06
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 as well as at 1920 x 1200 (4 x AA). 3dMark 03
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.
As expected the 8800 Ultra takes the lead by a margin in the 3DMark03 test. Notice that the HD 2900 XT drops off the two top-end nVidia cards at 1920 x 1200.
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
Here the 8800 Ultra gets slightly embarrassed by the HD 2900 XT, but things revert back to normal at 1920 x 1200, 4 x AA.
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. This is the latest Futuremark benchmark and so carries a bit more weight for modern games than the previous two.
Again in 3DMark06 the 8800 Ultra pulls away from both of the competition, especially at high resolutions.
Most Recent Comments