XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review :: Performance I

11-29-2005 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

I've updated our test platform to include F.E.A.R. and Quake4. Frankly, Half Life2 is a great game, but in a lot of situations is CPU limited. Further, Valve has changed the scripts at least three times in the last year since release, forcing me to rerun all the benchmarks with a new timedemo each time. In any event, F.E.A.R. was released earlier this year and is more modern.

  • Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz Extreme Edition
  • 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR400 memory
  • Dual 34GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs
  • 6800GS video card with 81.94 Forceware drivers
  • 2x 6800GS video cards with 81.94 Forceware drivers
  • Asus 16X DVD-ROM
  • Thermaltake Purepower 480W PSU

Tests

  • Doom 3 1024x768 32-bit 1280x1024 32-bit no AA no AF 4x AA 8x AF
  • F.E.A.R 1024x768 32-bit 1280x1024 32-bit no AA no AF 4x AA 8x AF
  • Quake4 1024x768 32-bit 1280x1024 32-bit no AA no AF 4x AA 8x AF
  • Far Cry 1024x768 32-bit 1280x1024 32-bit no AA no AF 4x AA 8x AF
  • Halo
  • Aquamark 3
  • Serious Sam The Second Encounter 1024x768 32-bit
  • Final Fantasy XI the Benchmark 2
  • Gunmetal Benchmark 2
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark03

Doom 3

F.E.A.R

Quake 4

Far Cry