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Nvidia 8800 GT and GTS Showdown: XFX, Zotac and Gainward

Nvidia 8800 GT and GTS Showdown: XFX, Zotac and Gainward

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Gears Of War

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The Unreal 3 engine is capped to approximately 62/63 frames per second by default, and so the most useful statistic in this test is the minimum framerate. Our testing was performed at 1680×1050 with 16x anisotropic filtering. Once again all in-game settings are on their highest setting which means DirectX10 and in game anti aliasing enabled.

When looking at the Gears of War results for the first time we were surprised to see the 8800 GT leading the GTS by a few frames per second. Having retested each card to confirm the results it is clear that the Unreal Tournament 3 engine, when configured for higher detail levels, loves extra graphics card memory. The Gainward card has this in abundance and the results for this test should be great for anyone planning to buy a one gigabyte card to play future Unreal Tournament 3 based games such as Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

 

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Stuart Davidson

4 Comments

  1. how do you get blazing angels 2 to run in 1080p I can only get a max of 1280×960 4:3 or 1280×1024 (squashed) Help me BA1 had a launcher allowing 1080p

  2. m8

    512mb is a lot for this day and age.

    Sincerely m8

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