eVGA 7800 GT PCI-E 256MB

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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.

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.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an ‘Advocate of the consumer’, focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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