Gainward Bliss 8800 Ultra

Game Benchmarks - Quake 4 and C&C 3

Quake 4

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that nVidia traditionally did well on being an OpenGL game. Once again I did three two minute runs on Quake 4 on each card and took the average of all my readings from these. I played a fast and furious part of the game that required both internal and external scenes. Long known as a place nVidia cards thrive, let's see how the 2900 gets on with the Doom 3 engine.

Quake 4 loves nVidia cards so this should be a walk-over for the Ultra here:

quake 4

The Ultra provided a smooth and even play on Quake 4 and beat out our other two top-end cards easily. The difference between the 8800 GTX and the 8800 Ultra was that you felt the Ultra could easily do a lot more whereas the GTX could maybe step up a little bit, but not to the same extent.

Command and Conquer 3

C&C3 is the much awaited RTS from EA. Hugely popular and with some pretty nice visuals almost every modern PC should be able to play it. I tested a skirmish right at the end when I had a screen full of mechs to defeat the enemy. AA was set to the highest level it could be in-game. I'll be removing this benchmark soon as it's not particlarly hard, so suggestions to our Forums!

command and conquer 3

Command and Conquer literally just shows that the two nVidia cards can handle the game at it's highest. Interestingly the HD 2900 XT dropped a few FPS in the minimum category.
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Most Recent Comments

18-07-2007, 07:17:22


The fan on the 8800 Ultra is of a similar ilk page 2, last paragraph.Quote

18-07-2007, 07:20:05

No that's not a typo

look it up Quote

18-07-2007, 07:20:23

Mr. Smith
Nice write up.

I thought the Ultra's had a tonne of OC headroom... Evidently not.

Not free game with a £400 card? C'mon.

Looking at the OC results, budget or not, get a GTX and OC it - nothing that hasn't been said before. With the money saved get a better CPU or more RAM.

I want a GTX...

Edit: LOL - I think ilk is a very English word Quote

18-07-2007, 07:21:12

I found the Ultra got better scores than the GTX across the board - mainly due to those stream processors mefinksQuote

18-07-2007, 07:22:43

Well sorry Kemp :P

It's almost 4:30 AM here, gonna read it later.



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