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Old April 4, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Default BFG 8800 GTX OC vs. ATi HD 3870 X2 mini-review

See second post for my take on things, & pics!


Review


System Specs
Q6700 @ 3.5 GHz
DFI UT P35-T2R
8 GB @ DDR2-1050 5-5-5-18
Raptor 150 GB & Seagate 1 TB (games installed on those)
Vista Ultimate SP1 x64

Drivers Used
nVidia Forceware 174.74 (current useable beta driver)
AMD Catalyst 8.3 (current official driver)

Driver settings were at defaults aside from nVidia's Texture Filtering being set to High Quality, where it should be anyway.

8800 GTX OC clocks: 594/1404/900
HD 3870 X2 clocks: 823.5/900

For all benchs, i ran tests at least 3 times or more, other than for the Crysis timedemo where results were extremely similar over multiple runs, & for 3DMock.
Results posted are averaged from the multiple runs.



3DMark06 @ 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 5235
3870 X2 - 8019


UT3 botmatch @ 2560x1600 maxed

Warfare - Floodgate
8800 GTX - 46.82 FPS average, 96.13% of time spent > 30 FPS
3870 X2 - 55.5 FPS average, 87.54% of time spent > 30 FPS

Warfare - Avalanche
8800 GTX - 46.66 FPS average, 97% of time spent > 30 FPS
3870 X2 - 62.36 FPS average, 92.4% of time spent > 30 FPS

Deathmatch - Defiance
8800 GTX - 59.24 FPS average, 97.34% of time spent > 30 FPS
3870 X2 - 75.12 FPS average, 94.95% of time spent > 30 FPS


Crysis GPU Timedemo

2560x1600 everything "High" DX9 64-bit

8800 GTX - 15.75 fps average
3870 X2 - 9.16 fps average

2560x1600 everything "Medium" DX9 64-bit
8800 GTX - 29.43 fps average
3870 X2 - 42.35 fps average

2048x1536 everything "High" DX9 64-bit
8800 GTX - 20.68 fps average
3870 X2 - 21.44 fps average

1920x1200 everything "High" DX9 64-bit
8800 GTX - 25.58 fps average
3870 X2 - 31.68 fps average

1600x1200 everything "High" DX9 64-bit 4xAA
8800 GTX - 22.51 fps average
3870 X2 - 22.96 fps average


Call of Duty 4 Fraps run

2560x1600 everything maxed 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX
min - 23.67 fps
ave - 37.6 fps
max - 50.33 fps
3870X2
min - 16.33 fps
ave - 28.19 fps
max - 37.67 fps


1600x1200 everything maxed 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX
min - 41.33 fps
ave - 66.08 fps
max - 89 fps
3870 X2
min - 29 fps
ave - 50.88 fps
max - 84.33 fps


HL2: Episode 2 Fraps run

2560x1600 everything maxed 4xMSAA/16xAF
8800 GTX
min - 34.33 fps
ave - 40.7 fps
max - 50.67 fps
3870 X2
min - 40.33 fps
ave - 47.84 fps
max - 64.33 fps

1600x1200 everything maxed 8xMSAA/16xAF
8800 GTX
min - 46 fps
ave - 56.38 fps
max - 71.33 fps
3870X2
min - 62.67 fps
ave - 79.85 fps
max - 117.33 fps


Timeshift Fraps run

2560x1600 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 30.67 fps
ave - 38.6 fps
max - 48.67 fps
3870 X2
min - 17.67 fps
ave - 25.03 fps
max - 32 fps

1600x1200 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 52
ave - 62.37 fps
max - 85 fps
3870 X2
min - 33.33 fps
ave - 46.33 fps
max - 58.67 fps


F.E.A.R. benchmark

2560x1600 maxed 4xAA/16xAF

8800 GTX
min - 23 fps
ave - 42.67 fps
max - 92 fps
3870 X2
min - 7.33 fps
ave - 52 fps
max - 289.67 fps

1600x1200 maxed 4xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX
min - 42.67 fps
ave - 79.67 fps
max - 182.33 fps
3870 X2
min - 19 fps
ave - 97.33 fps
max - 361.33 fps


Company of Heroes benchmark


2560x1600 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 22.8 fps
ave - 55.93 fps
max - 128.77 fps
3870 X2
min - 30.83 fps
ave - 62.17 fps
max - 104.63 fps

1600x1200 everything maxed
8800 GTX
min - 52.93 fps
ave - 101 fps
max - 237.97 fps
3870 X2
min - 62.93 fps
ave - 117.3 fps
max - 191.93 fps


CS: Source benchmark

2560x1600 everything maxed 4xMSAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 170.9 fps average
3870 X2 - 171.47 fps average

1600x1200 everything maxed 8xMSAA/16xAF
8800 GTX - 183.88 fps average
3870 X2 - 228.65 fps average


Tomb Raider: Anniversary Fraps run

2560x1600 maxed 8xAA/16xAF
8800 GTX
min - 84 fps
ave - 97.02 fps
max - 110.67 fps

2560x1600 maxed 4xAA/16xAF (8x AA not available)
3870 X2
min - 52.5 fps
ave - 72.74 fps
max - 86 fps
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