XFX 8800 GTS 512 and Asus 8800 GT 512 - G92 shoot out


Overclocking was performed using Nvidia's drivers and the nTune plugin. No hard or soft mods were performed on the cards and overclocking in this way is meant to represent an "easy overclock", giving value for money on each card without making too much effort.
Here's what happened:
Oddly enough, the cards were almost the opposite of each other. Whilst the XFX 8800 GTS 512 XXX Alpha Dog Edition made some great ground up on stock core clock, the Asus 8800 GT Top had a nice memory overclock.
Let's see how this affects performance:
3dmark06 overclocked
The chart above shows us that the large core overclock on the 8800 GTS was more effective than the large memory overclock on the 8800 GT.
Still, what we have to remember is that both of these GPU's are overclocked out of the box and so any overclocking above that is even more of a bonus than normal.
Power consumption
For a good approximation of the power consumption of each card, I measured the power consumption of the total system for each card at the wall socket.
Idle measurements were taken over a 30 minute period sitting on the desktop of Windows Vista and load measurements were taken again over a 30 minute period whilst stressing each card using RTHDRIBL in full screen mode 1920 x 1200.
power consumption
As you can see, the power consumption of the XFX 8800 GTS and the Asus 8800 GT was very similar at idle, but at load the 8800 GTS pushed up towards 8800 GTX numbers. Still, the beastly 8800 GTX managed to stay a fair way ahead in the energy guzzling stakes.
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Most Recent Comments

24-12-2007, 16:39:23

Been waiting for the OC3D to take a look at the 8800 GTS 512mb G92?


Well I've been working hard

Take a look!Quote

24-12-2007, 17:24:49

Great insight into the higher end of the gpu spectrum.

I have to be fair, even tho u`ve got a 1 to 4 positioning, I don`t think there`s that much in it for any of them. I know the Ati slides in the rankings, but it does show itself to be a fine card.

An interesting comparison would have been performance versus costing, seeing as they`re as close as they appear to be.

I`m a bit at odds with the oc results too. I simply can`t achieve the memory overclock on my GT without it having fits. But I can clock the gpu to around 720 (from 670).

What would impress me is some1 buying the cheapest GT, putting it under water, and claiming back those clock hertz with their superior cooling. Sounds nice.

Suprizes me a bit tho that the GTS isn`t launched as a bigger performer. Although pricewize, it does seem to start from stock where the GT limit starts. Leaving u further to climb

Nice review m8, think every1s doing the "going to bed early to get up early" trick Quote

24-12-2007, 17:25:40

Nice to see this review is finally up

Shame I cant view it as 128k is painfully slow :sleep:Quote

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