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GIGABYTE 8500GT Turbo Force Ultra

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 1, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Test System Setup

 

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

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS Blitz Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA-2

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Nvidia ForceWare 158.22 and DX9c

 

It was clear what we had to pitch the 8500GT Turbo Force Ultra against, we have with us an MSI 8500GT which is completely stock and follows the base design from NVIDIA. For good measure we have thrown in an 8600GT just to see how far away the 8500GT Turbo Force Ultra is from it.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

While the card offers some serious performance over the standard 8500GT, compared to the 8600GT it does lag behind.

 

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