Legion Hardware has a nice 13 page review up for the Asus 512MB 8800 GTS. The results are looking very nice indeed. In some games, the new GTS can out perform the GTX, and where it is not better than the GTX, it is still damn close. The GTS also accomplishes the mission of being more powerful than 8800 GT:
"Measuring the performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 has been difficult, as we found it to be slower than the GTX in some tests while faster in others. Furthermore, while the 8800 GTS 512 did remain constantly ahead of the 8800 GT, the winning margin constantly changed depending on the game. For example, the 8800 GTS 512 was 7% faster in Quake Wars and 13% faster in S.T.A.L.K.E.R, while there was a 38% performance advantage seen in F.E.A.R!"
Legion Hardware does have some pics of the card in their review, but they are not as striking as the ones taken by Xevipiu on the OCXtreme forums. In the same thread he also provides data on several 3DMark 06 runs and (unlike Legion Hardware) he overclocks his card. So far his highest 3DMark 06 score is 16,927 with the core at 831MHz (stock 650), shader at 2,001MHz (stock 1,625) and memory at 2,060MHz (stock 1,940). Apparently he has reached those speeds using the stock cooler in an open air environment (not in a PC case) Amazing!
TweakTown has a new article that compares the regular, stock clocked Asus 512MB 8800 GTS with the overclocked version. The overclocked version does perform better of course and I have added it to our database.