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just got 8800gts

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The saving is finally over & I'm happy to be back on these forums not moaning about SLI bugs with old 7800's.

Just got a BFG 8800gts, saving £70 over a gtx & relieved it clocks to 630 core 2Ghz memory. These clocks I think make it 5% slower than a stock gtx ?

I wasn't immediately blown away by its performance in benchmarks like 3dmark, as not being much faster than 2x 7800's. Worried my old 4400 at 2.64 couldn't feed it enough I tried new stuff and the results are follows:
FPS
2x7800gtx / 8800gts @630,2ghz
Vegas 60 / 100
nfsc 25 / 72
cell factor 14 / 45

Soft shadows still kills Vegas (poor programming?) & enabling 4x aa on nfsc has little impact.

It runs cool, idling at 63c & hitting 75c under load. Dies at >70c @ 650.

Just need some dx10 stuff now :p
 
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Well going by the figures you posted, the minimum performance increase you've got is 40% in Vegas, with a massive increase in the other two apps. What res are you running at, game settings , etc?
these 8800 cards really come into their own at higher resolutions, but will still give exceptional minimum framerates at lower resolutions. Besides, the card is for gaming, not running benchies :p . These are synthetic apps, only good for checking if the pc is running in or around the correct performance, when compared to other ppl's machines, whereas games are a far better yardstick to use.
If you can, try running the games at a higher res and then compare. Also, imagine what that card'll do if paired with a C2D prozzie.
 
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Vegas is really poorly coded so thats you problem I would imagine.

Before I was using a 7900GTO and since getting my new card I noticed the game feeels much smoother and the frames increased slighlty. I you look at the system requirements the reccomended processor speed is high 3.5ghz, I think its got somthing with I being an x-box port and the majority of people are running it at processor speeds below the reccomended.

So I wouldnt worry too much about vegas its just poorly optimised. In most games your processor should not bottleneck you as new games only really care about the graphics card nowadays. :p
 
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Got a 19" monitor so stuck with 1280x1024.
Vegas was maxed except shadows at low, nfsc maxed as max can go, cell-factor maxed except cloth (no agea) + per pixel motion blurring -drops to 24fps then.

With skipping a generation I can really see the difference in g80, also I've heard that dx10 dumps a lot more load onto the GPU, which is good news for us older AMD owners not yet gone core2.
 
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