6. Test Results DX9
We saw that the 8800GT cards performed very well with the various games. Let's now see how well the cards handle the newest release games, like Crysis. The Crysis demo showed that even with all details set at HIGH, the game is very playable at 1280x1024, but without any AA/AF enabled. All tested 8800GT graphics cards performed more or less the same, with only small differences.
Moving on to Half Life 2 Episode 2, without any AA mode enabled, the Gainward 8800GT card was more than an equal fro the overclocked and SLI 8800GT cards.
In the Lost Planet game, the 8800GT SLI produced very good performance, with 127FPS average performance. However, no AA mode is enabled so visual quality is considered as mediocre. In the cave test, all cards performed equally well. The Gainward 8800GT was somewhat slower, with 90FPS.
Lastly, Unreal Tournament 3 was quite playable with an average of 80FPS in all the benchmarks. Despite the difference in clock frequencies, all nVIDIA 8800GT based cards performed more or less the same.