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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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Test 1: Blu-Ray: Casino Royale Chapter 2 (Chase through the construction site). Casino Royale is encoded in High Definition 1080p format using MPEG4 AVC compression (rather than Mpeg 2 which is used on older Blu-Rays) and comes on a dual layer (50 GB) disc. The aspect ratio of 2.40:1 is used with letterbox bars at the top and bottom of the 16:9 image.

AC_FL_RunContent( ‘codebase’,’http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0′,’width’,’540′,’height’,’270′,’src’,’reviewimages/88GTvsGTS/flashers/bluray’,’quality’,’high’,’pluginspage’,’http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash’,’movie’,’reviewimages/88GTvsGTS/flashers/bluray’ ); //end AC code

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Test 2: HD-DVD: Planet Earth: Fresh Water Chapter 1. Planet Earth is encoded in High Definition 1080p format (VC-1) using a dual layer 30 GB disc. The aspect ratio used by this disc is 1.78:1.

AC_FL_RunContent( ‘codebase’,’http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0′,’width’,’540′,’height’,’270′,’src’,’reviewimages/88GTvsGTS/flashers/hddvd’,’quality’,’high’,’pluginspage’,’http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash’,’movie’,’reviewimages/88GTvsGTS/flashers/hddvd’ ); //end AC code

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Not much has changed in the level of video performance offered by Nvidia since the launch of the GT and GTS. Both provide good image quality and take much of the load from the CPU when watching high definition movies. Some work still needs done, especially on VC-1 content to reduce the CPU load further but overall these are good results even if they do not compare favourably to the more recent Radeon cards.

 

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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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