The Test

For this test, we are using a high end CPU configured with 4GB of DDR2 in an NVIDIA 680i motherboard. While we are unable to make full use of the 4GB of RAM due to the fact that we're running 32-bit Vista, we will be switching to 64-bit within the next few months for graphics. Before we do so we'll have a final article on how performance stacks up between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista, as well as a final look at Windows XP performance.

Our test platform for this article is as follows:

Test Setup
CPU Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
Motherboard NVIDIA 680i SLI
Video Cards AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT
AMD Radeon X1950 XTX
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
Video Drivers AMD: Catalyst 7.10
NVIDIA: 169.01
Hard Drive Seagate 7200.9 300GB 8MB 7200RPM
RAM 4x1GB Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400 4-4-4-12
Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit


We've made use of a good handful of the latest games, but our format for this article is more focused on breaking out specific comparisons than the usual GPU review. We will be individually pitting the 8800 GT against the 8800 GTX, the 8800 GTS, the 8600 GTS, and the 2900 XT. We'll also take a second to look at how the 8800 GT compares against previous generation hardware. First up is our comparison with the 8800 GTS.

$199 or $249? Line Substitution: 8800 GT vs. 8800 GTS
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  • bob4432 - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - link

    i have been waiting for this card :) my old x1800xt will soon be retired once these guys get to ~$180 AR!!!! :) :) Reply
  • R3MF - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - link

    I am deeply impressed with the card, but i have a severe aversion to cut-down products.

    A 128 SPU version clocked at 640MHz with 2000MHz GDDR memory would go down a treat.

    How about it?
    Reply
  • mpc7488 - Thursday, November 1, 2007 - link

    About one month.

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9474">http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9474

    "A G92-derivative will appear later this year with even more shader units. According to company guidance, the new G92 will launch in early December and feature 128 shader units as opposed to the 112 featured on GeForce 8800 GT. ... In addition to the extra shaders, the new G92 will also feature higher core frequencies and support for up to 1GB GDDR3."
    Reply
  • varia - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    RE: Wow by EODetroit on: Oct 29, 2007 3:06 PMRating: 2
    Now.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi...18+10696...">http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi...18+10696...

    When I was checking out around 1pm today at newegg, they got 4 diff. cards, all $249-269
    Now, they listed 2, all back order, price: $289-299

    Pffff not gonna but from them, for sure.
    Reply
  • varia - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Forget newegg, Fry's will have it at this friday.

    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5434329?site=sr:S...">http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5434329?site=sr:S...
    EVGA GeForce 8800GT Video Card (512MB DDR3, PCI-E 2.0, DX10, OpenGL 2.0)
    EVGA:
    FRYS.com #: 5434329
    Price: $ 229.99
    Reply
  • gplracer - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Are these results running the 8800gt as a single or in sli? Reply
  • gplracer - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    never mind it is single i miss read it Reply
  • Shlong - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Awesome, been waiting for something like this to come around. Right now at most places the cheapest I've found is $260 with $6 shipping. I'll wait for it to drop down to around the $199 mark & I'll be all over it. Reply
  • clandren - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    how long before we start seeing something like this in a laptop? i think there was a brief mention that it might be possible to make one with passive cooling.. so that makes me hopeful. the 8600 series in laptops doesnt really impress me

    Reply
  • AggressorPrime - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Page 3
    "We aren't including any new tests here, as we can expect performance on the same level as the 8600 GTS."

    Let us hope the GeForce 8800 GT is on the same level as the GeForce 8600 GTS.
    Reply

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