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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
GeForce 8800 Graphics Performance: GT vs GTS vs GTX
FOXCONN 8800 GTS Details
ZOTAC 8800 GT Details
MSI 8800 GTX Details
Video Card Testing Methodology
Maxon Cinebench Results
Company of Heroes Benchmarks
World in Conflict Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmarks
3DMark06 Benchmarks
GeForce 8800 Conclusion

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.

MSI_8800_GTX_Value.jpg

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.

Product Core Clock (MHz) Shader Clock (MHz) Memory Clock (MHz) Memory Amount Memory Interface Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
MSI
8800 GTX
610 1350 1000 768MB 384-bit 86.4 36.8

GeForce 8800 Ultra

612

1500

1080

768MB

384-bit

103.7

39.2

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.



 

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