Moving onto the cards they both look exactly the same which is disappointing as we really think the TOP should have differed slightly from the standard clocked model.
Both cards use the same standard dual-slot heatsink that we saw on our other 8800GTS from the mystery company. There isn't much to say about the front of the card as the giant heatsink covers the majority of the card.
If we take a quick spin around the card we can see the 6-pin PCI Express connector at the back of the card which we saw on the 8800GT.
Heading to the top of the card we have a single SLI connector which means that the cards won't support the new TRI SLI technology, at least that's what logic tells us. This is quite disappointing as the 8800GT and GTS represent quite good value for money when compared to the older GTX and Ultra which do carry the necessary dual SLI connectors. This isn't ASUS' fault though, rather a decision by NVIDIA.
Heading over towards the I/O side of things we have the standard Dual DVI connectors which of course support Dual Link connectivity, along with the standard TV-Out port.
The standard model comes with standard clocks as you would expect; the core comes in at 650MHz with a 1625MHz shader clock. The 512MB of GDDR3 also comes in carrying the stock speeds of 1940MHz DDR.
The TOP on the other hand gets a bump in both the memory and core clock; the core clocks comes in at 740MHz which is quite a significant increase along with the shader clock moving to 1800MHz. The 512MB of GDDR3 also gets a nice little bump being taken to 2070MHz DDR.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Packages]
- Page 3 [The Cards]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark05]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Prey]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 11 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - Vista]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Call of Juarez (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 16 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Final Thoughts]
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