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Palit Geforce 8800GT Super+ 1GB Videocard Review

Palit Geforce 8800GT Super+ 1GB Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Palit have taken a slightly different approach with this GeForce 8800GT-class videocard. Rather than pre-overclock the GPU and memory, it's added an extra 512MB of onboard videocard memory, bumping the total to 1GB GDDR3.
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Overclocking the GeForce 8800GT

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU (Core) Speed: 600 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed: 1800 MHz 1930 MHz DDR2
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

Palit's Geforce 8800GT Super+ 1GB videocard comes with its GPU and memory running at stock clock speeds (600MHz GPU / 1800MHz memory), yet most Geforce 880GT videocards are sold pre-overclocked. You know what that means.... PCSTATS should be able to overclock the 8800GT Super+ 1GB nicely!

Starting with the GeForce 8800GT GPU first, PCSTATS will be increasing the clock speed in 25 MHz increments.

Overclocking the Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB was accomplished with nVidia's nTune software. The Geforce 8800GT wasn't too challenging to overclock, and in a matter of minutes it was running at 738MHz. From there we coaxed it to 757MHz, and then 764MHz fell by the wayside. At 778MHz the system instantly crashed, bummer, so the GPU speed had to brought back down to 764MHz for stability.

Beginning at 1800 MHz (900MHz), the 1GB of memory came next. Overclocking in rapid 40 MHz increments proved a little too adventurous... the GDDR3 RAM didn't cooperate very well. After a good amount of time trying different settings, we eventually settled on a speed of 1960MHz (980MHz). Any higher and the card became unstable.

As soon as we set about overclocking both the memory and GPU together to the maximum speeds the Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB was capable of independently, the entire system crashed. After a few more clock speed adjustments it was looking like the memory was overclocked too far, and the GPU just a little bit too fast. In the end the Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB was reasonably stable with the Geforce 8800GT GPU overclocked to 750MHz, and memory at 1930MHz (965MHz).

Discovering the safe overclocking limits of a videocard usually doesn't take very long, but the Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB was a bit trickier than usual.

Prelude to Benchmarks:

The details of how the Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. All benchmarks for the Palit 8800GT Super+ were run in Windows Vista Ultimate, the reference videocards were tested in both Windows XP and Vista for the DX10 benchmarks.

PCSTATS is in the process of making the transition to a Windows Vista only test platform, so keep this in mind as you scan the benchmark results. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this nVIDIA GeForce 8800GT videocard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (AM2)

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Foxconn C51EM2 (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB*
(Geforce 8800GT 1GB)

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn
8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H SLI
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Albatron 8600GT-256
MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC
Asus EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M/A
Palit 9600GT Sonic*
Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN*

Memory:

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Test System Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit (*)
nVIDIA nForce Forceware 15.08
nVIDIA Forceware 169.25

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Benchmarks:

3DMark06
Quake 4
FEAR
Call of Juarez
Lost Planet

Benchmarked results are grouped by GPU manufacturer first (AMD/ATI or nVidia), then by GPU generation, and then by GPU class (high end, mainstream, value). This approach provides a clearer view of how performance can differ from generation to generation, and class to previous generation. The product being tested is marked with the red colour bar.

On with the benchmarks!

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Contents of Article: Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB
 Pg 1.  Palit Geforce 8800GT Super+ 1GB Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking the GeForce 8800GT
 Pg 3.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 4.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 5.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 8.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 9.  Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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