XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition

Game Benchmarks - Quake 4, C&C 3 and Bioshock

Quake 4

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that nVidia traditionally did well on being an OpenGL game. Once again I did three two minute runs on Quake 4 on each card and took the average of all my readings from these. I played a fast and furious part of the game that required both internal and external scenes.

The Doom engine is where the XFX Ultra should really rip up some numbers, so lets check what happened.

quake 4 benchmark

The difference between the top end cards in this slightly older game engine is less pronounced, but as you can see, the XFX Extreme Edition Ultra does the job.

Command and Conquer 3

C&C3 is the much awaited RTS from EA. Hugely popular and with some pretty nice visuals almost every modern PC should be able to play it. I tested a skirmish right at the end when I had a screen full of mechs to defeat the enemy. AA was set to the highest level it could be in-game.

cnc 3 benchmarks

Naturally in this less demanding game benchmark, the Ultra performs very well...but I don't think you'll be needing an Ultra to run CNC3!

Bioshock

Bioshock is a recent FPS shooter by 2K games. Based on the UT3 engine it has a large amount of advanced DirectX techniques including excellent water rendering and superb lighting and smoke techniques. As I am hoping to do a DirectX 10 comparison once we have a few games out to test, I used the DirectX 9.0c path in Windows XP to test the game.

bioshock benchmark

The Ultra shows it can handle this new, awesome looking game and indeed game engine. UT3 is going to be a big game so it's great that the current cards cope with it well, albeit in the DirectX 9.0c form.
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25-10-2007, 07:10:25

FarFarAway
We take a look at one of the fastest cards money can buy.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...161121521s.jpg

See what you thinkQuote

25-10-2007, 07:34:56

Mullet
Nice, review Matt.

Would love to have 2 of these in my rig...if only to massage my 3DMark scores in an upward direction.Quote

25-10-2007, 08:35:41

Pat123
Nice review niceeee card.. bit too higher price for me tho...

New cards hitting the shelves next week? is this the 8800GTQuote
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