XFX Geforce 8800GTS 320 Fatal1ty Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by geoffrey @ 2007-10-30

This XFX Fatal1ty product is based on the Geforce 8800 GTS 320Mb, it comes with increases clockspeeds, going higher than any other GTS 320 on the market. We compare its performance to reference design in different games including Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3 and many others.

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Test setup & benchmark methodology

Test setup

Geoffreys' Test Setup
Madshrimps (c)
CPUIntel E6600 @ 3GHz
CoolingZalman 9700 LED
MainbordAbit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI
Memory2x1Gb TEAMGROUP Xtreem 800MHz 4-4-4-10-35-4-10-10-10-2T
  • Sparkle 8800GTS 320MB
  • XFX Fatal1ty 8800GTS 320MB
  • Other
  • FSP Epsilon 900 PSU
  • Maxtor 80Gb PATA HDD
  • Seagate 200GB SATA HDD
  • Antec Nine Hundred housing
  • 20" Dell UltraSharp 2007FP TFT monitor

  • The Intel E6600 was being overclocked to 3GHz by changing the FSB from 266MHz to 333MHz and by keeping the multiplier at default (9). This way the CPU would score on par with the Intel E6850 based on the popular G0 stepping.
  • Teamgroup's pair of 1Gb DDR2 sticks were clocked to default settings via the NVIDIA 650i chipset.
  • ForceWare 163.71 drivers
  • While Windows Vista is now officially launched, we decided to test with a mature Windows OS (XP SP2), even if we wanted to, the lack of decent working NVIDIA drivers for Vista keeps us from testing on the new platform.

    Benchmark methodology

    The game benchmarks were completed with the Sparkle GeForce 8800GTS 320MB and the XFX Fatal1ty Geforce 8800GTS 320MB at stock speeds. All tests were done with a 20” LCD monitor with a maximum resolution of 1600*1200, where 4AA and 16AF offered the best in-game graphics we found that AA disabled didn't decrease the eye-candy that much while the frame rate now actually become more acceptable. The in-game settings were always maxed out.

    With our following performance charts you will be informed at all time at what IQ settings were being used. FRAPS was used to measure the FPS during repeated manual run-throughs of a certain part of the games tested, the minimum, maximum and average values were recorded.

  • Colin McRae DIRT
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
  • The Elder Scrolls Oblivion
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Unreal Tournament 2007
  • Futuremark 3DMark Series
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