The Gainward card stops only 43 points short of scoring 12,000 points. This is an impressive result we couldn’t achieve even with an XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra Extreme, let alone the slower GeForce 8800 models or ATI’s Radeon HD 2900.
The outcome of the individual groups of tests agrees with the overall scores: the Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 512MB GS GLH is far better than the reference card as well as the GeForce 8800 GTX and is the fastest GeForce 8800 GT 512MB we have so far benchmarked in our labs.
The individual tests prove the point: the Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 512MB GS GLH is in the lead, slightly ahead of the Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GT Extreme.
The second SM3.0/HDR test is the only one in which the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX is able to match the speed of the Gainward card, but the latter is the overall winner anyway.