Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
The GeForce 8800 GT 256MB takes last place when working at its default frequencies even though the test is run at 1024x768 without FSAA. This is not a lack of graphics memory because the overclocked frequencies (700MHz core and 1000 (2000) MHz memory) help it beat the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB and even the ATI Radeon HD 3870.
The Sparkle GeForce 8800 GT 256MB is considerable faster than both Radeon HD 3800 models in the first and third tests, but falls to the level of the ATI Radeon HD 3850 in the second, math1ematics-heavy, test. When overclocked, the Sparkle wins two out of the three tests and also wins the resolution of 1280x1024 in the second test. These results agree with the overall 3DMark05 scores.