The XFX card scores 376 points more than the reference sample. Not much, but let’s check out the detailed picture.
It is in the SM2.0 tests that we see the biggest performance growth, about 6%. It must be due to the first test which is very sensitive to the main domain frequency of Nvidia’s G8/G9 series processors. The performance is increased less in the SM3.0/HDR tests, by 2.5-3% only.
The results of the individual SM2.0 tests confirm our supposition that there is a performance growth in the first test. There are almost no performance benefits in the second test.
The XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB XXX Alpha Dog Edition enjoys about the same advantage over the reference card in both of the SM3.0/HDR tests. The Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX remains the leader of the second test, probably due to its more advanced memory subsystem.