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MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

MSI is upping the ante once again with a new 9600GT carrying a Hybrid Freezer. We find out what it Is exactly.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 6, 2008 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

 

Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)

 

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)

 

Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: Catalyst 8.5, Forceware 175.16 (9 Series), Forceware 169.25 (8 Series)

 

Since silent cards are the hot topic at the moment, we will check out the MSI 9600GT 1GB against the heavily overclocked GIGABYTE Heat-Pipe offering and the Heat-Pipe HD 3870 from Sapphire.

 

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests.

 

3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

 

 

With the stock clocks on the 9600GT from MSI, we can see it sits back a fair bit when compared to the overclocked GIGABYTE one.

 

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