Benchmarks - 3DMark

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:

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.

xfx 8800gts 3dmark3

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.

xfx 8800gts 3dmark05

Once again we see that the GTX is ahead in 3DMark05, but the 8800GTS has caught up with the slightly older (but dual-GPU) 7950GX2.


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.

xfx 8800GTS 3dmark06

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

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Most Recent Comments

05-03-2007, 13:08:13

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

Excellent review Kemp.

Definatly made a good read Quote

05-03-2007, 14:06:56

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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