Asus EN 8800 GTX - nVidia's G80 Performance Revealed

Packaging and Package


Asus have put the 8800GTX in perhaps the biggest box I have ever seen a graphics card in. It's huge, and you definitely notice that they are giving you GRAW free with this card.

asus 8800GTX box

Also on the front we notice that we've got 3DMark06, GTI Racing and Asus's "Splendid" Video enhancement Technology.

asus 8800GTX box 2  box handle

The box also has a handle which gives a nice touch of quality about the feel of your purchase and allows you to comfortably carry it home from the Post Office!

The inside of the box is again nicely done, with compartments for everything and Asus's usual attention to detail:

asus 8800gtx inside the box asus 8800GTX indide box


Inside the box you will find an array of software and hardware for your perusal:

* 1 x DVI > VGA Adapter
* 1 x S-Video > component Cable
* 2 x Dual Molex to PCI-e power dongles
* 1 x Faux leather CD wallet
* 1 x Asus Speed Setup manual
* 1 x Asus 8800GTX CD Manual
* 1 x Asus VGA driver Manual
* 1 x 3DMark06 Full Edition
* 1 x GTI racing Full Game
* 1 x Ghost recon Advanced Warfighter Full game

asus 8800gtx package

All in all a decent bundle from Asus, although a couple of "could do betters" in there for such a high-end card. I would have liked to see another DVI > VGA converter and an added S-Video > Composite Cable. Also some sort of DVD software would have been a nice addition.

However despite these slight omissions, Asus have put in a nice bundle.

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Most Recent Comments

24-12-2007, 17:24:49

Great insight into the higher end of the gpu spectrum.

I have to be fair, even tho u`ve got a 1 to 4 positioning, I don`t think there`s that much in it for any of them. I know the Ati slides in the rankings, but it does show itself to be a fine card.

An interesting comparison would have been performance versus costing, seeing as they`re as close as they appear to be.

I`m a bit at odds with the oc results too. I simply can`t achieve the memory overclock on my GT without it having fits. But I can clock the gpu to around 720 (from 670).

What would impress me is some1 buying the cheapest GT, putting it under water, and claiming back those clock hertz with their superior cooling. Sounds nice.

Suprizes me a bit tho that the GTS isn`t launched as a bigger performer. Although pricewize, it does seem to start from stock where the GT limit starts. Leaving u further to climb

Nice review m8, think every1s doing the "going to bed early to get up early" trick Quote

24-12-2007, 17:25:40

Nice to see this review is finally up

Shame I cant view it as 128k is painfully slow :sleep:Quote

24-12-2007, 18:07:43

Thing is though there is a BIOS voltmod for the 8800GT that GREATLY increases its overclockability. If there isn't one for the 8800GTS I see them both reaching high limits but so far the 8800GT seems to OC better. With good cooling and the volt mod this thing easily passes 800mhz core, I've seen some at 850+.

What you also go to look at as well is shaders, they seem to be the key thing atm if the shaders OC much better on the 8800GT, which I guess they kinda should since they could simply lock the worst performing ones to get it top out better, it could impact performance in certain titles a lot.

Nice review though I was surprised the 8800GT didn't clock more, there wasn't a heat issue was there?

It should also be said about the supposed problems of the memory modules on the 8800GT, seems that long term use of the memory at 2ghz+ and it brakes. Thats why some companies like Zotac use better memory modules for their cards.Quote

24-12-2007, 18:29:40

Great review Kempez, can't wait to open my GTS tomorrow Quote

24-12-2007, 18:34:22

The GT was a little hot yes, but I will never change the cooling or take off the heatsink prior to running any tests. I test every card as it would be when it appears on your doorstep

Volt-modding is not part of the overclocking testing as the percentage of users who do that is small and it voids any warranty you have.

An overclock is dependent on what RAM is used, what cooling is like and also what luck you get with the silicon...the overclocking gods didn't smile on me this time

@Rast: I agree, the ATI card is a great card as I said in the ATI review, but this review was for these two cards. Having said that: would I buy the HD3850 personally? No, I'd go for an 8800 GTS 512mb G92 or an 8800 GT 512 G92 It's simply not fast enough with every game, I'm afraid.Quote

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