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Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Videocard Review

Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Foxconn's Geforce 8800GTS 320MB videocard is the first graphics card to hit the PCSTATS test bench, and along side what is a pretty standard reference PCI Express offering is a full fledged PS2-like USB game controller! Sweet!
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Mar 13 2007   Max Page  
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Overclocking the GeForce 8800GTX

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU (Core) Speed: 575 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed: 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

The Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC videocard already comes preoverclocked from the factory. At stock the GeForce 8800GTS 320MB speeds should be 500 MHz core, 1600 MHz memory. The Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC comes clocked at 575 MHz core and 1800 MHz memory, making this one of the fastest GeForce 8800GTS 320MB videocards on the market out of the box - and equal in speed to a Geforce 8800GTX.

Starting with the core first, nVidia nTune allowed us to adjust the clock speed in ~7 MHz increments. The GeForce 8800GTS core easily cracked the 600 MHz, that's already a 100 MHz improvement from what the 8800GTS is supposed to be clocked at!

The maximum speed we were able to run the Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC core at was 650 MHz, anything higher and nTune would complain about the core failing its internal test. A speed of 650 MHz from a already highly overclocked GeForce 8800GTS is pretty great. Especially considering the core is supposed to run at 500 MHz according to nVIDIA.

Next up was the 320MB of GDDR3 memory, clocked at 1800 MHz by default it's already 200 MHz quicker than a stock GeForce 8800GTS 320MB videocard. Starting from there and increasing the clock speed in ~10 MHz steps, the memory overclocking began.

The Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC memory had no problems soaring past 1900 MHz and was even able to hit a full 2000 MHz! I have a feeling that the memory had more in it, but nTune wouldn't let us proceed further. If you're really adventurous, you can use RivaTuner to kill the internal driver test. ;-)

The core and memory had no problems running at their respective maximum speeds and as you'll see overclocking does improve performance nicely over stock figures (which are already impressive in their own right).

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB based videocard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 FX-62

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS

Memory:

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
ATI Catalyst 7.2

Benchmarks:

3DMark05
3DMark06
FarCry
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Doom 3
Quake 4
FEAR

AA+AF Benchmarks
FarCry
FEAR
Doom 3

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Contents of Article: Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
 Pg 1.  Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Game Pad and other accessories
 Pg 3.  nVIDIA's G80 Graphics Core
 Pg 4.  Videocard Power Consumption Measurements
 Pg 5.  nVIDIA PureVideo and High Definition Content
 Pg 6.  — Overclocking the GeForce 8800GTX
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 12.  Value High End Gaming!

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