ASUS Extreme N7800GT/2DHTV in SLI: Two Is Better Than One. Page 17
[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.
Performance in Simulators
Colin McRae Rally 2005
The results of this test are expectable. Thanks to its 20 pixel pipelines and the ability to effectively execute relatively simple pixel shaders, the non-overclocked ASUS Extreme N7800GT leaves the RADEON X1800 XL behind in the “pure speed” mode. But when we turn on FSAA and anisotropic filtering, the ASUS card finds itself occupying the last place – its memory works at the same frequency as on the RADEON X1800 XL, but the memory controller is less efficient. NVIDIA’s SLI technology helps the two ASUS Extreme N7800GT cards win this test and ensure a frame rate of 100fps and higher even in the hardest display mode.
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