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Leadtek Winfast PX8800 Ultra Leviathan - Test System Setup and 3DMark05

Just when you thought the 8800 Ultra couldn't get any more extreme, we look at an even pricier water cooled model today.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 24, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Leadtek

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): 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, Windows Vista

 

Drivers: Forceware 162.18

 

It was only fair to compare the ultimate water cooled Ultra against the ultimate air cooled Ultra which comes in the form of the XXX Edition from XFX, this carrying a slightly lower clock speed of 675MHz Core and 2300MHz DDR Memory clock.

 

We have also clocked our Leadtek card down to 612MHz core and 2160MHz memory to simulate a stock 8800 Ultra. We have not included it in the sound/power/temperature tests.

 

We also continue to use Vista to see how we go with a bit of DX10 gaming.

 

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.

 

 

The older 3DMark doesn't show us much until we crank it up in the resolution department. The XFX and Leadtek are pretty close but there is a gain from the stock clocked Ultra.

 

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