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eVGA 7800 GT PCI-E 256MB
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by Rob Williams on August 22, 2005 in NVIDIA-Based GPU

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.

Need For Speed: Underground 2

Just like with Guild Wars, even when this game was released, it didn’t push graphical boundries. Even so, the games graphics are full of eye candy and with the settings maxed, it’s a blast to play. Hopefully for those of you who enjoy racing sims, this will give you an idea of performance with this card. The new NFS should be released in a few months, so when the time comes, we will use that in our reviews to replace this version.

To benchmark this game, I started off in Free Mode at the Airport. I then drove straight out and around the city for 2 minutes. Once again, each run was different each time, due to traffic and other normal factors. The in-game settings were all maxed, while the AA and AF information was handled through the NVIDIA driver.

Once again, these are great results. A consistent 60FPS at 1280*1024 with 4AA and 16AF is nice to see. Simply adding Super-Sampling into that mix cut the FPS nearly in half though, because there are many instances in the game when it is used.

We are almost near the end, so let’s jump into benchmarking our last game, the F.E.A.R. demo.


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