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XFX GeForce 8800GTS 320MB XXX (Factory Overclocked)

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 19, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: XFX

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.33GHz (366MHz x 9 and FSB 1:1)


Motherboard(s): ABIT IN9 32X-MAX Wi-Fi (Supplied by Universal ABIT)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Crucial PC8000 5-5-5-15 (Supplied by Crucial)


Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA 2


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers: nVidia ForceWare 97.92 and DX9c


While we wanted to compare the results of the XXX 8800GTS 320MB from XFX against a stock clocked model like the MSI offering, we also wanted to see how the overclocked card compares against the SLI setup which we see doesn't always offer huge increases if the driver is not properly SLI optimized for particular games or applications.


The MSI is clocked at the stock speeds of 500MHz/1600MHz DDR while the XFX XXX comes in higher at 580MHz/1800MHz DDR which should make for an interesting test.


Let's see how this impacts the performance and how a heavily overclocked XXX version from XFX can compare against dual graphics technology. Keep in mind that in Australia the XXX version will cost you about $560 AUD (or roughly $445 USD) while the standard non-overclocked version will cost you around $500 AUD (or roughly $398 USD). This makes the XXX version around 11% more expensive, which means we at least hope to see it performing around 11% faster than the base model. Two MSI standard clocked 320MB cards in SLI will cost you about $900 AUD (or roughly $716 USD) for comparison.


Let's get started!




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130


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We can see straight away that the overclocked XXX version from XFX sees huge gains across the board at all resolutions.

Pine Technology XFX PV-T80G-GHF9 GeForce 8800 GTS, (320 MB) Graphic Card


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