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1GB Is a GB: Gainward Bliss 8800 GT 1024MB GS Graphics Card Review

Started by: leexgx | Date 02/14/08 03:40:04 PM
Comments: 23 | Last Comment:  04/15/08 01:15:39 AM

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games only have 3 levels of settings 128mb 256mb and 512mb (openGl based games i think you can pass an command that will make it use more then 512mb framebuffer)

like on my 8800 GTX on ET:QW it fully states i have 756mb when i alt tab back into the game but says somthing like 512mb is going to be used

so the games need optimizing to use more then there is mroe then 512 Real framebuffer
(also SLI is Not 512+512 = 1gb same goes for the 3870 X2 its an 512mb card not 1gb it can Only use 512mb framebuffer)
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/14/08 03:40:04 PM]

It would have been nice for you to prove your statement:
"There is no speed gain from 1 gigabyte of graphics memory. The performance growth of the Bliss 8800 GT 1204MB GS over the reference card is due to the increased frequencies.".
You could have shown at least one benchmark with the reference 512MB 8800GT clocked at the same speed as the Gainward 8800GT. It seems a little wreckless to make statements/claims like that without a benchmark to prove it.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/14/08 08:02:18 PM]
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I think some of the benchmarks are self-evident that the increased frequencies could not have caused such a large jump in performance. Just look in Hellgate:London, 48% performance increase whereas the frequencies themselves were not increased by such a large amount.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/14/08 11:07:46 PM]

All I can do is LOL at the fact you guys didnt include the 3870x2. What a bunch of "NOOBS"
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/15/08 09:26:54 AM]
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Yep, and I have been reading reviews of the factory overcolocked X2 on other sites. mp;Itemid=40&limit=1&limitstart=0

And the water cooled X2 looks cool.,7309.html

Maybe I should loan Xbit my crap old 6600GT or an even a more crap FX5600 if all they do is old reviews.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/15/08 05:30:02 PM]
Maybe you should just fuck off back to the other sites if all you come here to do is bitch and moan about the reviews :P

Like every other site out there, xbitlabs doesn't re-benchmark every card for every review. Heck, there's a good chance they don't even have the other cards any more. The performance of the cards other than the card(s) being reviewed are historical numbers for approximate comparison. In any case, single-card performance has *slowed down* between the 7.12's and 8.2's (except for minor increases in CoH), so if anything the review is giving an advantage to ATI's cards.

Finally, if you could convince a manufacturer to give xbitlabs a 3870x2 (or even give them one out of your own pocket), I'm sure they'd be more than happy to review it.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/15/08 10:57:53 PM]

Could somebody confirm my post #4 or say that I'm an idiot. ;) Becouse I kind of think that it(2GB RAM) is a big deal.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/15/08 01:52:00 PM]
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It's unlikely that the extra 512 MB of RAM would help much. In fact, most games can't use more than 2GB of *address space*, let alone RAM, since they're only 32 bit.

The only benefit you'd see would be in loading times (as more files would be cached in RAM), which are irrelevant to the benchmarks presented.
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