by Rob Williams on August 22, 2005 in Graphics & Displays
If you are looking for a killer gaming card, but find the 7800GTX too expensive, then you will want to check out the recently released 7800GT. It’s been scaled down to 20 Pipes and 7 Vertex Units but it still packs a massive punch. We are taking a look at the eVGA version, which comes pre-overclocked! Time to see what this beast can do.
It was bound to happen! A game that begs you to throw more than 1GB of memory into your system. This is one of the most graphically beautiful games on the market currently, and requires a BEEFY system if you really want to take in all the game has to offer. That being said, this is one of two games in this review that we have benchmarked with 2GB of memory (512*4 Ballistix), at the same timings of 2.5-3-3-8 and CPU speed of 2.7GHz.
Benchmarking this was a little trickier than the others, so I chose single player mode and the Dalian Plant mission. I played the game normally for a few minutes, and recorded the FPS with Fraps. I first played the game at 1024*768 with 4xAA and 16xAF then tried out the same settings, but at 1280*960. I am also going to test using the previous setting, but with Super-Sampling enabled. The in-game detail settings are all high, except for Lighting which is Medium.
Please don’t compare any of these results to one another, because each run-through I played brought completely different instances in the game. Once again though, these are fantastic results!