Spikomans 8800GS Review
Just got in the mail yesterday. At first, didn't post. Was about to RMA it, but then decided I would try out a bios update. Finally posted up, and I got that bad boy running. First off let me say this, this being my first high quality video card that ive owned (Besides a geforce 4 TI back in 2002), I am going to think high about it just because its the best ive seen. Heres some quick benches for you, there older games, but all I got to test as of right now.
All games tested at 1440x900, 4xAA and 16xAF, 550mhz/800mhz
Doom 3 (Ultra Quality, Framerate unlocked from 60) 120fps - 180fps
Quake 4 (Ultra Quality, Framerate unlocked from 60) 40fps - 100fps *Seems like an over demanding game for that graphics quality*
Half Life 2 Source SDK Stress Test (Max Everything) 104fps Average at the end of test. 80fps - 150fps during test.
Half Life 2 (Max Everything) 80fps - 160fps
Call of Duty 2 (Max Everything, DirectX9 mode) 80fps - 140fps
Unreal Tournament 2004 (Max Everything) 150fps - 250fps
Guild Wars (Max Everything) 80fps In Crowded Town, 100fps - 160fps in field/mission.
Also, I got the Evga version, the benchmarks are non overclocked, and with the nice adjustable fan (Which the more expensive XFX version does NOT include) and also better memory, ive overclocked it from 550/800 to 700/1000. For $109 after rebate on newegg, this is an amazing card. I also think that my system may be slightly bottlenecking it aswell. Also, 2xAA and 8xAF adds a great deal of fps without dropping the image quality that much (I Hardly noticed that difference, depends in the game)
AMD Phenom II 960t BE @ 4.3ghz // Corsair Vengence 4x2Gb 1600mhz
EVGA GTX 460 @ 840mhz Core 1960mhz Memory// ASRock 970 Extreme AM3+
NZXT M59 Case Black and Blue Scheme // Corsair H80
University of Michigan // Electrical and Computer Engineering