|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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MSI 8800 GTX Details
Over the past year, only one card has been considered a realistic king to the performance throne: the GeForce 8800 GTX. Sure, there was the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra, but for hundreds of dollars less you could simply overclock your GeForce 8800 GTX to the exact same specifications. For this reason alone, many gamers passed on the unnecessary cost associated with an incremental performance gain. Ultimately though, the GTX would have fewer fans than the slightly more value-orientated GTS and GT video cards.
Presently the MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD OC GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB video card sells for $469.99 at NewEgg.com. As you can see for the information I provided in the image above, you'll be paying 21 cents per point in 3DMark06, at least $18.88 per frame per second in Crysis, and $10.44 in World in Conflict. The mighty GTS proves that performance doesn't come for free, but it also proves that better value lies in other graphic products.
Based on the chart above, it's easy to see how a product right out of the box can perform nearly the same as another that is priced for hundred more. With a similar core clock between the MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD OC GeForce 8800 GTX and the reference NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra, it wouldn't take too much more effort to push a GTX into the specifications of an Ultra.