ASUS Extreme N7800GT/2DHTV in SLI: Two Is Better Than One. Page 15
[11/04/2005 10:34 AM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin
The GeForce 7800 GT graphics card NVIDIA announced on August 11, 2005, proved to be a very appealing and unique product with performance just a little lower than that of the senior GeForce 7800 GTX model, with support of Shader Model 3.0 and HDR, and with an MSRP of $449. But it has recently got a dangerous opponent, ATI RADEON X1800 XL, which appears to be a better product, at least in some aspects. In this review the Extreme N7800GT/2DHTV graphics card, an ASUS version of the GeForce 7800 GT, is going to prove its worth against the ATI challenger.
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All graphics cards from this review have the same speed on the Torlan level. Both members of the RADEON X1800 family are a little slower than the GeForce 7 cards in the “eye candy” mode, though.
The same goes for the Metallurgy map: the cards have nearly the same performance, excepting high resolutions of the “eye candy” mode. The RADEON X1800 suffer from being optimized to execute complex version 3.0 shader code, and even the senior RADEON model is slower than the ASUS Extreme N7800GT here. The overclocked ASUS was almost as fast as the GeForce 7800 GTX, while the joining of two ASUS cards into a SLI configuration brought no tangible effect since its speed was limited by the performance of the central processor of the testbed.
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