|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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Maxon Cinebench OpenGL Results
Cinebench is a real-world test suite that assesses the computer's performance capabilities. Maxon Cinebench is based on Maxon's award-winning animation software, Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. Maxon software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.
Maxon Cinebenchm runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and is available for Windows (32-bit and 64-Bit) and Macintosh (PPC and Intel-based). The resulting values among different operating systems are 100% comparable and therefore very useful with regard to purchasing decision-making. It can also be used as a marketing tool for hardware vendors or simply to compare hardware among colleagues or friends.
The OpenGL test measures graphics card performance and is run inside the 3D editor window. The project file used can test all graphics cards that support the OpenGL standard. In this scene, only the camera was animated. This scene places medium to low demands on graphics cards and tests the maximum speed with which the scene can be properly displayed at the 800x580 resolution. Essentially, the Cinebench test removes the system hardware from the scoring influence, and centers the results around the GPU.
Since Cinebench only applies such a light load on the three GeForce 8800 products tested, the benchmark scores are all very high. Much like the Company of Heroes benchmarks which will follow in the next section, Cinebench doesn't load the GPU enough to indicate a large-margin winner. However, from the results we received, the order of performance gives the GT a 24 point lead over the GTX, which has a mere 13 point lead over the overclocked GTS.