XFX 8800 Ultra XXX Edition Video Card Review :: Test Setup and Procedures

05-25-2007 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Doc Overclock

With the release of the Lost Planet demo and the release by AMD of the Call of Juarez DX10 demo, DirectX 10 games are about to hit the market in force. Until they do, there's no sense in changing our video card test platform as no game on the market uses DirectX10 and it would require changing the platform again which is a heck of a lot of work.


XFX 8800 Ultra XXX Edition Video Card Review
XFX 8800 Ultra XXX Edition Video Card Review
XFX 8800 Ultra XXX Edition Video Card Review
XFX 8800 Ultra XXX Edition Video Card Review



Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 CPU
  • 2GB Corsair XMS2 6400 CL4 DDR2 800MHz memory
  • 2 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA HDDs 10000 RPMs
  • Corsair 850W PSU
  • ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
  • ASUS 16x DVD-ROM
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c/10b

Games Used in testing

  • FEAR 1280x960, 1600x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Quake4 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 2048x1536, Custom Timedemo no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF, HQ settings
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF, FRAPS walkthrough of the Prologue.
  • BF2142 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 2048x1536, no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF, FRAPs benchmark of the Powerplant mission.
  • Need For Speed Carbon 1280x1024, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF FRAPs walkthrough of an entire Quick Race course
  • Oblivion 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, FRAPs walkthrough of Anvil
  • Call of Duty 2 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF Custom Timedemo
  • Tomb Raider Legend 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough of first level
  • 3DMark06 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF Default runs
  • 3DMark05 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 2048x1536 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF Default Run