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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:   
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Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Quake 4, 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCrytek FarCry 1.33:
UQ Regulator 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (2x AA) 104.23
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AA) 93.77
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8x AA) 81.97
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8xQ AA) 54.9
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16x AA) 81.56
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16xQ AA) 41.12
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (2x AF) 117.65
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AF) 117.38
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8x AF) 117.12
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16x AF) 116.94
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AA, 4x AF) 95.61
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 53.82
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16xQ AA, 16x AF) 34.18

The Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M performs very well in FarCry with AA and AF turned on. It's safe to say you're going to be quite pleased with the performance of this videocard when the eye candy is clicked on. Framerates are still nice and high even with 4x AA and 8x AF, but past that things get a little dodgy.

ID Software Quake 4 1.3

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Quake 4 1.3 Custom Demo:
UQ 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (2x AA)

160.5

Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AA) 131.8
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8x AA) 129.7
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8xQ AA) 97.3
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16x AA) 126.1
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16xQ AA) 71.2
UQ 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (2x AF) 177.4
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AF) 176.8
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8x AF) 176.7
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16x AF) 176.2
UQ 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AA, 4x AF) 128.4
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 96.3
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16xQ AA, 16x AF) 68.2

The story in Quake 4 resembles that of FarCry. The Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M does well in this benchmark, even with 8xQ AA and 8x AF turned on at 1600x1200 resolution!

Sierra FEAR 1.08

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (2x AA) 73
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AA) 47
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8x AA) 36
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8xQ AA) 28
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16x AA) 36
1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (2x AF) 101
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AF) 101
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8x AF) 101
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (16x AF) 101
1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (4x AA, 4x AF) 46
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 27

FEAR has always been the "stressful game title", and even the nVidia G80 has a hard time here when eye candy is dialed up. Framerates hold steady at about 27FPS with 8xQ AA and 8x AF... that's a bit too much for the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M. Just stick with high resolutions, even without AA the game looks pretty nice.

Sadly, there are currently no DirectX 10 game titles to test this videocard's capabilities with in Windows Vista. Judging by the screen shots of DX10 games that we've seen thus far, it will be well worth the wait. Next up, final words on the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M videocard.

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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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