XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition
Benchmarks - 3DMark03, 05 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. 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.
The Ultra shows that it is one of the fastest cards out there with a great 3DMark03 result.3dMark05
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
All of the top end cards show their performance in this benchmark, although the 2900XT is very fast in 3DMark05.
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 the more advanced 3DMark06 benchmark the Ultra shows it's quality by outperforming all of the fastest cards we've had through our labs.
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