BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC (AGP review: BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC (AGP

Interestingly, the BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC outperformed even the mighty ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition on our Doom 3 Timedemo tests by 10 percent at 1,600x1,200 resolution and by just under 3 percent at 1,024x768 resolution. One reason for this difference could be that Doom 3 was developed using Nvidia's cards, giving the GeForce 6800-series cards a leg up for that particular game. Whatever the reason, this test reaffirms the perception that Nvidia is the card to pick if you're going to spend a lot of time playing Doom 3 and future games based on the Doom 3 engine. If you don't feel like shelling out at least $500 for a GeForce 6800 Ultra-based card, the 6800 GT is a fantastic alternative, especially if you tweak its clock settings.

Unreal Tournament 2003: Flyby-Antalus (in fps)  (Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,600x1,200 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering  
1,024x768 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering  

Far Cry Custom Demo Rebellion (in fps)  (Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,024x768 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering  
1,600x1,200 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering  

Doom 3 Timedemo 1 (in fps)   (Longer bars indicate better performance)
1,024x768, High Quality, with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering  
1,600x1,200, Ultra Quality, with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering  

Test bed configuration:
Windows XP Professional SP2; 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 (socket 939); 1,024MB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; Via K8T800 Pro chipset; (2) WDC WD740GD-00FLX0, 74GB, Serial ATA, 10,000rpm; integrated Via SATA RAID controller; WDC WD2500JD-00GBB0 250GB 7,200rpm Serial ATA

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  • Interface Type AGP 8x
  • Max Monitors Supported 2
  • Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
  • Size 256 MB
  • Compatibility PC
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