Test System Setup
Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)
Motherboard(s): ASUS Blitz Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)
Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA-2
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2
Drivers: Forceware 169.06
With ATI Tool in hand it was time to see what we could do in the overclocking department. The 8800GT 512MB comes in with a core clock of 600MHz and a memory clock of 1800MHz DDR; the 512MB 8800GTS gets a bump to 650MHz and 1944MHz DDR on the memory.
With a bit of time we managed to get our 8800GT to 704MHz on the core and 2012MHz DDR on the memory which is quite the healthy jump indeed. The 8800GTS 512MB on the other hand came in at 720MHz on the core and 2104MHz on the memory. This isn't as impressive as the 8800GT 512MB, but it's still a gain nonetheless.
There are a few things we want to find out. Does the increased clockspeeds on the 8800GT 512MB bring it to the GTS level? - And how much further ahead can the GTS 512MB go?
Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130
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Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/
3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.
For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.
Straight away we can see that the 8800GT when overclocked is able to bring itself up to the performance of the stock 8800GTS. Sure we see the 8800GTS continue on, but it's not by a huge amount.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Test System Setup and 3DMark05]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Prey]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Crysis (DX9)]
- Page 10 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 10 [Final Thoughts]