Gigabyte's GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe Video Card
Performances Comparisons With Splinter Cell
|Splinter Cell's version 1.2 patch includes three pre-recorded demos and incorporates a previously unavailable benchmarking tool. The demos included with the patch are somewhat limited by CPU performance, however, so we opted for the custom Oil Rig demo created by the folks at Beyond 3D to test with this game. Beyond 3D's demo removes two CPU intensive routines while increasing dependence on Pixel Shader performance. Shaders are used to render realistic looking ocean water surrounding an Oil Rig in the demo, as well as simulating a night vision effect for a brief period. Also note that anti-aliasing doesn't work with Splinter Cell. Due to this fact, we do not have any AA scores listed in the graphs below.|
Splinter Cell's results were more balanced at both resolutions. At 1024x768 the GV-RX80256D X800 kept a solid gain averaging 28 FPS. At 1600x1200, that lead dropped slightly, hovering around 22 FPS overall.