|GeForce 8800 Graphics Performance: GT vs GTS vs GTX|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 25 January 2008|
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GeForce 8800 Performance Comparison
Despite numerous reviews of every GeForce 8800 graphics card since NVIDIA first launched the series, many consumers are still left without any real information to compare their choices when shopping for their gaming system. Graphics performance is the most importance function of a video card, and Benchmark Reviews offers this comparison of the three most popular GeForce 8800 video card models on the market. Our tests will include benchmarks on the: ZOTAC 8800 GT vs. the FOXCONN 8800 GTS vs. the MSI 8800 GTX.
When Benchmark Reviews first tested the FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB video card it seemed as though NVIDIA had finally offered an excellent price point for high-end performance. Making the GTS series even more popular was the launch of a more affordable XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition, which shed some vRAM in return for a lower shelf price. Without much argument, the GeForce 8800 GTS quickly became most popular video card of NVIDIA's 8th generation of products.
Although the GTS was still third in line for the performance crown, well behind the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra, and notably trailing the 8800 GTX, that didn't stop this video card from quickly becoming a favorite among gamers. While the 8800 GTX was admired by high-performance gamers and enthusiasts, it just didn't offer the same value. The 8800 Ultra would ultimately become a niche product for those who couldn't overclock their GTS to the same rating or didn't mind the exorbitant amount charged for the product.
GeForce 8800 Test Product Specifications
Not long ago the new GT series was launched, and Benchmark Reviews was fortunate enough to test the ZOTAC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB ZT-88TES2P-FSP. Not since the GTS series was released have we seen so much performance out of such a small product. After such an impressive display of graphics processing power, it would be very easy to simply make a blanket recommendation to jump on the G92 with both hands. But one size doesn't always fit all. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will compare the big three against one another, and you can decide what works best for your own needs.
In the next few pages, Benchmark Reviews will breakdown the cost per frame for each graphics card, as well as list the individual benefits (and pitfalls) for each. Please continue as we detail the finer points of each product.