Feeds
75%

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card

Cheaper than the GTX, but more bangs per buck?

The essential guide to IT transformation

We plugged the Sparkle 8800 GTS into the same quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme test rig that we used for the 8800 GTX review with the 96.89 drivers that came in the box. We also used the 97.02 drivers that Nvidia posted when the GeForce 8800 was launched but we were unable to see any significant difference between the two driver versions. Most of the 8800 GTS' 3DMark06 numbers with 97.02, for example, were merely a fraction of a percentage point higher or lower than the 96.89 results.

3DMark06

sparkle nvidia geforce 8800 gts 3dmark06

In 3DMark06, the performance gap between the GTX and GTS was 20 percent at low and medium resolution and climbed to 24 percent at high resolution. Add in 4x Anti Aliasing and 8x Anisotropic Filtering and the gap widened by another couple of percent, but all things considered the 8800 GTS performed very credibly.

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?