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.
Todd Hollenshead promised us the scariest gaming experience, alongside with state of the art graphics. Personally, Doom III’s graphics didn’t do much for me, but they are no doubt system intensive, which is why it’s a great game to benchmark with. Doom III still is the only game available to actually recommend a 512MB video card in order to use the Ultra graphics setting. Of course, the game is playable on this setting on a 256MB, so we will be using that setting in the benchmarks.
To benchmark DIII, I used the built-in demo1, which showcases many graphical effects into it’s 30 second duration. The timedemo was run twice, with the second time being our final average. At 1024*768, we are using no AA or AF and are using the High detail setting. At 1280*1024, we chose the Ultra detail setting, and are using 4xAA and 16xAF.
I’ll let the scale speak for itself. Now onto the F.E.A.R. demo!