|FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 06 November 2006|
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Testing: Heavy Benchmarks
Don't let the title fool you, these tests will hardly tax the FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS, but they are what I would consider the most aggressive tests available. The only reason they are labeled heavy is because there is nothing more taxing available to benchmark this product at the time of this writing.
Despite my obvious lack of mastery when it comes to building charts, I believe you will see the three recorded levels to be easily comparable between the two cards. While there aren't the major differences at the minimum FPS range, the maximum FPS range shows the sheer power available in the FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS.
Just as in the 1280x1024 tests, the GeForce 8800 GTS doesn't make wide gains at the low end level. By this point, I have determined that the GeForce 8800 GTS primarily makes the difference in the higher demand ranges.
As indicated by the benchmarks above, the XFX GeForce 7900 GT barely manages to average the 40 frames per second as an average frame rate. Most gamers would not consider anything under this average to be playable, so these settings have shown the limitations for the 7900 GT series. As a welcome change of pace, even the lowest frame rate is well above 40 frames per second at 45.8 FPS in what is probably the most demanding test and settings out of the entire battery of benchmarks. As a testament to the overpowering ability which the FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS possesses, the maximum frame rate under these harsh conditions is an astonishing 241.8 frames per second!
I was surprised that the GeForce 8800 GTS did not outperform the GeForce 7900 GT by a larger margin in the maximum frame rates. It seems clear now that the 8800 GTS pushes ahead at the higher end much better then I see it at the lower end, comparatively speaking. Regardless of the test, the FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS has trounced every test in its path. With F.E.A.R. and CoH applying the most pressure to this card, even these tests received outstanding results.
At the end of all the benchmarks, it was time for me to give the FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS a taste of real world usage. I think I picture really is worth a thousand words, and this one does justice. It's too early to tell, but I think my game may have even improved while using the GeForce 8800 GTS.