System setup and notes
We used the same nForce 680i-based platform for testing the eVGA e-GeForce 8800 Ultra Superclocked 768MB as we did for testing the original Ultra and HD 2900 XT, running the ForceWare 158.19 driver under 32-bit Windows XP Professional with SP2. Here are the details.
|Graphics Cards||eVGA e-GeForce 8800 Ultra Superclocked 768MB||NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MiB||NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MiB||ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M 640MiB||AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MiB|
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (2.93GHz, 4MiB L2 cache, LGA775)|
|Motherboard||EVGA nForce 680i SLI||ASUS P5W-DH Deluxe (975X+ICH7R)|
|Memory||2GiB (2x 1024) Corsair PC8500 EPP||2GiB (2x 1024) Patriot XLBK|
|Memory timings and speed||4-4-4-12 2T @ 800MHz (PC6400)|
|PSU||FSP Epsilon 600W||Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W|
|Monitor||Dell 3007WFP - 2560x1600|
|Disk drive(s)||Seagate 160GB SATAII (ST3160812AS)|
|Mainboard software||NVIDIA platform driver 9.53||Intel Inf 188.8.131.522|
|Graphics driver||ForceWare 158.19||8.37.4-070419a-046506E-ATI (Cat 7.5 BETA)|
|Operating System||Windows XP Professional, w/ SP2, 32-bit|
|3D Benchmarks||Far Cry v1.33|
Quake 4 v1.30
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory v1.05
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Benchmarks were run at 2560x1600 to keep things simple and brief - for you and us. Results were averaged over three runs and we did all the usual stuff to make sure our data is representative and we get things right.