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Palit GeForce 9600 GSO Sonic 768MB - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

In an already crowded graphics card market, NVIDIA decides to confuse us a little bit more with a new model.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 13, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Palit

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 Vista SP1

 

Drivers: Forceware 174.53

 

We had this really weird problem with the 9600 GSO installed; it wouldn't let us overclock. So, because we had to knock our test bed back down to the default 2.4GHz, we just tested the 9600 GT Sonic against the GSO Sonic today.

 

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 very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

Straight away we can see that the 9600 GT Sonic comes out slightly ahead of the GSO Sonic.

 

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