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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.

Benchmarking

Now into the fun part, benchmarking! We are going to cover a collection of popular synthetic benchmarks. Even though they are loved by some and hated by others, they are still decent tools to use. We are also going to take a run through many games, some completely new and others that have been around for awhile. Here is a complete list of the benchmarks we are using:

  • 3D Mark 01 – Link
  • 3D Mark 03 Professional – Link
  • 3D Mark 05 Business Edition – Link
  • Aquamark3 – Link

  • Half-Life 2 – Link
  • Counter-Strike: Source – Link
  • Battlefield 2 – Link
  • Guild Wars – Link
  • Need for Speed: Underground 2 – Link
  • Far Cry – Link
  • Doom III – Link
  • F.E.A.R. Demo – Link

For the Half-Life 2 and Battlefield 2 benchmarks, we’ve included results of applying Multi-Sampling and Super-Sampling. For the Far Cry section, we have included the performance results with HDR. Here are the stats for the system we are using during testing:

Processor
AMD 64 3200+ S939 Venice @ 2.00GHz
Motherboard
DFI LanParty NF4 UT Ultra-D
BIOS is Official June 23, 2005
Power Supply
Ultra X-Finity 600W
Memory
Hard Disks
200GB * 2 Western Digital 8MB Cache
160GB Western Digital 8MB Cache
Sound Card
Video Card
eVGA 7800GT PCI-E 256MB
Using official 77.77 drivers.
Etcetera
Windows XP Professional with SP2

Without further ado, let’s start with the 3D Marks and Aquamark.