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Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M Geforce 8800GTS Videocard Review

Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M Geforce 8800GTS Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: This Geforce 8800GTS-320 lives up to the hype, and comes with one of the best software packages available for its class.
 85% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS May 08 2007   Max Page  
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Overclocking the Asus GeForce 8800GTS 320MB

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU (Core) Speed: 500 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed: 1600 MHz 2060 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 Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M videocard comes out of the box clocked at default nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB speeds; 500 MHz core, 1600 MHz memory. Starting with the core first, PCSTATS overclocked its speed in 7 MHz increments. To do this we used nVIDIA's nTune software.

The two previous GeForce 8800GTS 320MB videocard cores PCSTATS overclocked handled the task very well, so we expected the same here. Starting at 500 MHz the G80 GPU easily hit 600 MHz, 630MHz, 640MHz and 650 MHz without any problems.

Quickly there after the GeForce 8800GTS core maxed out at its top speed of 675 MHz. That is a good score all things considered. Even though the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M comes with stock clock speeds, it can still handle overclocking quite well.

Next we'll try our hand overclocking the videocard memory. Let's hope it's as good as the core handles! ;-)

Starting at 1600 MHz the goal was to push the 320MB of GDDR3 to a full 2 GHz. Good thing for us the memory was up to the overclocking task, PCSTATS reached 2 GHz without the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M videocard breaking a sweat. The memory reached a maximum speed of 2060 MHz, anything higher and nTune would start to complain about clock speeds.

The core and memory had no problems with each component running at its respective maximum clock speed. This is nice, previous GPU generations sometimes had problems in this area.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 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 (AM2)

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn
8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC

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: ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M
 Pg 1.  Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M Geforce 8800GTS Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVIDIA's G80 Graphics Core
 Pg 3.  — Overclocking the Asus GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 8.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 9.  Racing GeForce 8800GTS 320MB's!

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