Published: 18th December 2006 | Source: XFX | Price: |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 just like the free versions to give you a good comparison of scores. Whilst the older benchmarks won't test these high-end cards now, it's nice to have some reference numbers. The Results were as follows:
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.
3DMark03 shows that the 8800GTS lags slightly behind it's GTX partner, but the score is reasonable.
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
Here we see the GTS holding the same sort of position as before. This is pretty impressive as the 7950GX2 is dual-GPU and seems to do very well in synthetic benchmarks.
The GTS could be a good card to get to get some numbers...as we will see on the next page: it overclocks shall we say...well