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Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT

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Crysis:  Warhead
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Crysis:  Warhead

Crysis Warhead is the recently released standalone expansion pack to the wildly popular first person shooter, Crysis.   The game engine used for Crysis Warhead, Cry Engine 2, employs some of the latest 3D rendering techniques like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur and Depth-of-Field effects.   And like the original Crysis, Warhead's complex visuals are a difficult proposition for even today's high-end graphics cards.  We ran the game with all of its visual options set to High Quality to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.  We ran a custom test at 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with no AA or Anisotropic Filtering enabled.



The ASUS EN9800GT Matrix turned the tables on the ATI Radeon 4850 with this test, pulling ahead of the ATI card by 2 FPS at 1280x1024 and 6 FPS at 1600x1200.  The EN8800GTX was still the fastest of the three, but the EN9800GT was a close second with a 1-2 FPS difference.

Half Life 2: Episode 2
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Half Life 2:
Episode 2

Thanks to the dedication of hardcore PC gamers and a huge mod-community, the original Half-Life was one of the most successful first person shooters of all time. And courtesy of an updated game engine, gorgeous visuals, and intelligent weapon and level designs, Half Life 2 became just as popular.  Episode 2 - the most recent addition to the franchise - offers a number of visual enhancements including better looking transparent texture anti-aliasing. These tests were run at resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4X anti-aliasing and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.  Color correction and HDR rendering were also enabled in the game engine as well.  We used a custom recorded timedemo to benchmark all cards for these tests.



In this test, the ATI Radeon 4850 posted the best results, even trumping the ASUS EN8800GTX by no less than 5 FPS.  Overall, Half-Life 2:  Episode Two wasn't terribly taxing on any of the three models, all of which broke triple digit frame rates at 1280x1024.  At 1600x1200, the EN9800GT was the only model not to break 100 FPS, but still posted a very playable 86 FPS at this resolution.
 

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 Good card i spose - I have just always had trouble with early failure of Ram on must NVIDIA cards I've used - seems more costly than Fan failure on their competion cards so I choose the lesser cost... I just replaced EN9800GT on daughter's system this week due to Ram failure (not overclocked at all),, and yes ample P/S was on-board

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That's a cool looking cooler. I think I would rather have the single slot cooler. Nothing really stands out about competing cards. I look more at warranties and price than anything.

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 Yes, it looks and sounds good - maybe just got bad one - hope so anyhow - I usaully rely on ASUS for the best by Test

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 Yes, it looks and sounds good - maybe just got bad one - hope so anyhow - I usaully rely on ASUS for the best by Test

Meh I have had my problems with asus just like most companys. I am not the fan of them I was once.

 

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yeh i spose your part right their - the high end stuff seems to hold up during warranty though - makes a difference to me - I ship every system home with a 3 YR parts/labor warranty - you pick wrong part and you spend alot out of pocket - so the Test goes on - don't try to pick to much for monies saved causes monies spent later..

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yeh i spose your part right their - the high end stuff seems to hold up during warranty though - makes a difference to me - I ship every system home with a 3 YR parts/labor warranty - you pick wrong part and you spend alot out of pocket - so the Test goes on - don't try to pick to much for monies saved causes monies spent later..

I will say I have never had a issue with Asus tech support.

 

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