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MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE Geforce 7950GX2 Videocard Review

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE Geforce 7950GX2 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GeForce 7950GX2 is nVIDIA's flagship graphics card du jour, and the first true dual core, dual slot PCI Express videocard from the boys in Santa Carla.
 87% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Computer Oct 13 2006   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator and Training demos were run.

FarCry Regulator Demo UQ 1600x1200:

Anti-Aliasing

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AA

90.23

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE QC AA

90.19

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AA

85.54
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AA 60.36
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8xS AA 55.05
Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AF

91.27

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AF

90.87

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AF

90.66
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 16x AF 90.58
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AA, 8x AF

89.73

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AA, 16x AF

83.81

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AA, 16x AF

56.88

FarCry is not very SLI friendly, which is why framerates are lower than we would have expected. Still the MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE has plenty of power and can run pretty much with any graphics-candy setting. Note the NX7950GX2-T2D1GE does support 16x AA but that feature does not seem to work as framerates with 16x AA are similar to 4x AA.

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limits. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

Doom 3 HQ 1600x1200:

Anti-Aliasing

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AA

72.3

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE QC AA

64.8

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AA

46.2
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AA 43.4
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8xS AA 26.2
Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AF

96.7

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AF

96.2

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AF

95.8
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 16x AF 95.3
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AA, 8x AF

71.8

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AA, 16x AF

45.8

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AA, 16x AF

45.8

AA framerates are certainly interesting to see and it's obvious something is awry with the 8xAA 16xAF framerates. Still performance is very good. The NX7950GX2-T2D1GE is one of the fastest videocards on the planet!

FEAR

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

FEAR 1600x1200 SS Disabled:

Anti-Aliasing

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AA

93

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE QC AA

90

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AA

70
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AA 30
Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AF

105

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AF

105

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AF

104

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 16x AF

104

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 2x AA, 8x AF

89

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 4x AA, 16x AF

69

MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8x AA, 16x AF

29

FEAR framerates are nice and high, this benchmark definitely takes advantage of SLI which is why the framerates are so high. 8xS and 16x AA did not function properly with this game, hopefully the two advanced AA options will be fixed in nVIDIA's next driver.

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Contents of Article: MSI Computer NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
 Pg 1.  MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE Geforce 7950GX2 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  SLI and the Geforce 7950GX2 GPU
 Pg 3.  MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE Videcoard Gallery
 Pg 4.  Videcoard Gallery Con't
 Pg 5.  Overclocking one fast videocard!
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: AquaMark3
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 10.  Videocard Benchmarks: SplinterCell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 11.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 12.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 13.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 14.  Videocard Benchmarks: X3: Reunion
 Pg 15.  — Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 16.  The Start of a Revolution?

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