XFX 8800GTS

Game Tests - F.E.A.R. and Call of Duty 2

Please note all game tests are at best playable settings, so use the graph and settings sheet in reference with one another. See our Test Setup page for details

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R. is a game based on an engine that uses many features of DirectX 9.0c. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects, with a slow-motion mode that really taxes today's top of the line GPU's. I fully played a fuly patched game with the latest updates. I played three two-minute runs on a taxing part of the game with plenty of action, using slow-motion for the full time whilst firing at enemy soldiers and using grenades that produce a cool "blast" contortion effect when blown up. Here are the settings that were found to be optimal for F.E.A.R. on a Dell 2405FPW display:

xfx 8800gts fear

And the minimum, maximum and average FPS for those settings shown above:

xfx 8800gts fear

Once again we see that the 8800 series really makes gaming on DirectX 9.0c their own. F.E.A.R. looks awesome with this level of detail. It's worth noting that putting QAA on with the GTS made it unplayable at 8 x AA, whereas the GTX managed this.


Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is a fairly recent game that uses a lot of DirectX 9.0c features, including real time shadows, amazing smoke effects and some nice looking HDR effects. This makes the game very taxing at these high resolutions. I played a fully patched up version of the game. Once again I played through the game with a two minute gaming session including explosions, smoke and also lots of snow. Will the 8800GTS compete with "Big Brother"?

Here are the settings that were found to be optimal for Call of Duty on a Dell 2405FPW display:


xfx 8800gts cod2

And the minimum, maximum and average FPS for those settings shown above:

xfx 8800GTS cod2 fps

Here again the 8800GTS gets some very gorgeous looking results. It seems that at stock setting 8 x QAA isn't as achievable as it is on the GTX variant of the 8800. However 8 x AA with HQAF is pretty special isn't it?

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Most Recent Comments

05-03-2007, 13:08:13

FarFarAway
Take 2 hot-to-trot 8800GTS

1 reviewer with an overclocked Core2Duo system

Mix with plenty of benchmarks

Lets see what you getQuote

05-03-2007, 13:15:42

Hyper
Excellent review Kemp.

Definatly made a good read Quote

05-03-2007, 14:06:56

ionicle
looks like a good deal, does that GTS

but i am waiting to get a X1950XTX, when the R600 comes out, the price should plumit!

or so i hope Quote
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