Judging by the overall scores, the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT feels at ease in 3DMark06 than in 3DMark05. The new card is slightly better than the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB and far superior to the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro.
As was to be expected, the GeForce 8800 GT wins the SM2.0 tests since it has 28 TMUs clocked at 600MHz. In the SM3.0/HDR tests it is the speed of processing complex shaders that becomes the crucial factor and the new card is slightly slower than the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB. You should be aware, though, that the latter is a top-end product that costs much more money.
The GeForce 8800 GT enjoys a big lead in both SM2.0 tests. It can only be rivaled by Nvidia’s more expensive GeForce 8800 GTX that has 32 texture processors.
The new card from Nvidia is not that brilliant in the individual SM3.0/HDR tests, yet it has a 15% advantage over the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB in the first test and equals it in the second test while having a lower price.