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Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card

Cheaper than the GTX, but more bangs per buck?

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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.

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