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8800gt vs 8800gt sli vs 4890

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by eddie3dfx, May 7, 2009.

  1. eddie3dfx New Member

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    Well I got my 4890 today, so I figure I might as well run benchmarks for both and compare the 8800gt sli vs the 4890.


    The setup will be as follows
    I7-920 - Asus p6t (2666mhz)
    6gb xmp ddr3
    320 gig Sata, Windows 7 64bit
    Evga 8800gt Sli (2 cards)
    Msi 4890oc (688mhz)

    All tests will be 1280x1024 on a 19" nec monitor, stock speeds for 8800 (600gpu, 1500shader, 900memory)

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    Benchmarks

    06-3dmark
    World In Conflict
    Far Cry 2
    Knights of sea direct 10x bench
    Crysis
    Furmark 3d
    Call of Juarez
    World In Conflict
    Lost Planet
    X3 Terrain Conflict

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    06-3dmark

    8800GT
    13,788 3dmarks
    SM 2.0 5583
    SM 3.0 5170
    CPU 6459

    8800GT Sli
    22,170 3dmarks
    SM 2.0 9336
    SM 3.0 9601
    CPU 6523

    4890
    19,144 3dmarks
    SM 2.0 7188
    SM 3.0 8547
    CPU 6652

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    X3 - Terran Conflict (all settings high, 4x anti-aliasing, 16x texture filtering)

    Single 8800GT
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    Scene "Trade" 68.3 average fps 21.0 minimum fps 146.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Fight" 117.9 average fps 51.0 minimum fps 198.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Build" 108.4 average fps 73.0 minimum fps 154.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Think" 51.0 average fps 33.0 minimum fps 91.0 maximum fps

    Overall average framerate: 86.4 fps

    Dual 8800gt SLI
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    Scene "Trade" 67.8 average fps 26.0 minimum fps 144.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Fight" 141.6 average fps 50.0 minimum fps 338.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Build" 172.1 average fps 102.0 minimum fps 253.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Think" 77.3 average fps 42.0 minimum fps 125.0 maximum fps

    Overall average framerate: 114.7 fps

    4890
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    Scene "Trade" 68.2 average fps 22.0 minimum fps 144.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Fight" 141.3 average fps 51.0 minimum fps 315.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Build" 176.8 average fps 103.0 minimum fps 281.0 maximum fps
    Scene "Think" 77.2 average fps 43.0 minimum fps 134.0 maximum fps

    Overall average framerate: 115.9 fps

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    Lost Planet (direct x10, High, Anti-Aliasing 4x, Ansiotropic 16x)

    -8800gt
    Snow 21 FPS
    Cave 25 Fps

    -8800gt SLI
    Snow 42 Fps
    Cave 49 Fps
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    FurMark (all settings high, 8x MSAA)

    8800gt
    -min 13fps
    -avg 15fps
    -max 20fps

    8800gt sli
    -min 18fps
    -avg 30fps
    -max 40fps

    4890
    -min 25fps
    -avg 31fps
    -max 49fps
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    PT Boats Knights of the Sea (directx10, image quality high, anti-aliasing 4x)

    8800gt sli
    -min 20.3fps
    -avg 31.4fps
    -max 40.2fps

    8800gt sli
    -min 40.9fps
    -avg 59.3fps
    -max 78.9fps

    4890
    -min 35.1fps
    -avg 50.4fps
    -max 63.7fps

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    Lightsmark 2007 (OpenGL)

    8800GT 374.3fps
    8800GT Sli 377.9fps
    4890 471.2fps
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    Far Cry 2 (In Benchmark directx10 all settings very high, 4x anti-aliasing)



    Constantly updating tonight, so keep watching
     
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  2. eddie3dfx New Member

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    From my testing, the 8800gt sli really holds it's own in windows 7. In fact, if you own an 8800gt and sli motherboard, it would be a waste upgrading to a single card at this point, unless you are going very high resolution.

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    e6600 New Member

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    whats the clocks on the 8800gt?
    im thinking 8800gt oc'd > 4890 barely like <1% or trade blows like 4770 xfire vs 4890
     
  4. eddie3dfx New Member

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    I'm running everything stock, so my guess is 600?
    It's running 06-3dmark.. so give me a few minutes and I'll tell you.

    600-1500-900
     
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    I'm late to this party; it's better to do this test using high quality texture filtering from nvidia control panel.
     
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    8800gt sli scales very well in 06-3dmark.. Good job! nvidia on the drivers.
    Now onto far-cry 2 lol.

    EastCoast. I don't want to mess too much with the control panel, because ultimately I want to compare these to the 4890.
    It's going to be hard to do a certain setting vs ati, if the same setting is not available.. just stock for stock right now.

    Update.. finished 8800gt vs 8800gt sli..

    Just installed 4890.. running test.
     
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  7. eddie3dfx New Member

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    HMMMM 8800gt sli beats the 4890 in 06-3dmark by quite a bit.. hmm

    Now onto the other benchmarks
     
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    i did my own tests not too long ago, 9800GT SLI (same thing as 8800GT SLI) came out just faster than a single 4870.

    as eddie says in the post above me, sometimes it came out quite a lot faster in the 3dmarks, which wasnt the case in games.

    a 4890 should come out pretty even in most cases, imo :) tests will tell!
     
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    I don't think you understand why I made the suggestion. By default nvidia's control panel use Quality Texture Filtering. For AMD they use High Quality Texture Filtering. In order to make a comparison both have to either be Quality or High Quality Texture Filtering. That way you have a controlled set of circumstances were there are no user controlled optimizations in both sets of tests.
     
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    Just because the names match up, doesnt mean the quality does. How do you know AMD's high quality isnt the same as Nvidias quality?
     
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    They aren't by definition. Quality texture filtering allows for optimizations (which can cause shimmering on certain textures for example). Furthermore, it uses bilinear filtering. While high quality texture filtering removes all user controlled optimizations and uses trilinear filtering. The end result is that if you use quality texture filtering you sacrifice some IQ for better performance.

    :)
     
  12. eddie3dfx New Member

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    So far tests are pretty darn close.. avg of 31.03fps for original crysis on very high for 4890
     
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    by your definition. not by ATI's and Nvidias.
     
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    No, that's not my definition. ;)
     
  15. eddie3dfx New Member

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    New windows 7 must love sli, because it scales way too well..
    It's beating the 4890 in games.

    4890 lost in call of juarez..

    For some reason lost planet and knights of the sea are not working.. let me fiddle.
     
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