Asus Extreme N7800 GT Dual Sneak Peek Preview
Doom 3 - TBC
Every time we run a new batch of Doom 3 benchmarks, we can't help but be impressed by what NVIDIA's hardware can do in this game. Our custom single-player Doom 3 benchmark proved to be no match for the Asus Extreme N7800 GT Dual scored over 100 FPS at 1600x1200 with 4xAA and 8xAF enabled, and almost broke the 200 FPS barrier at 1280x1024 when the additional pixel processing was disabled. Only the GeForce 7800 GTX SLI configuration was able to outperform the Asus Extreme N7800 GT Dual, but the traditional 7800 GTX SLI rig's margins of victory were quite small at every test configuration.
We hope you enjoyed our quick-take preview of performance with this exciting new Graphics product from Asus. Based on our initial experiences with this card, we're fairly impressed but would like to look further into what makes this card tick. Specifically we have questions as to how a pair of GeForce 7800 GTs in a single board configuration can compete with a pair of GeForce 7800 GTX cards in traditional SLI mode. That's 48 pixel pipelines grinding it out against 40. And since our scores above are based on the standard 430MHz/1.2GHz clock speeds of GeForce 7800 GTX, which are identical to this new Asus dual GPU card, since it is slightly goosed up over reference GeForce 7800 GT specs, are we looking simply at the lower latencies that are inherent to inter-GPU transactions on a single PCB? We'll peel back the onion a bit more to see what's down deep, in our full article showcase. So stick around!