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Chaintech GeForce 9600GT OC 512MB - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

Chaintech show up again in the TweakTown labs with a 9600 GT OC. Shane finds out if it can stand out from the pack.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: Chaintech

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: Forceware 174.53 (9 Series), Forceware 169.25 (8 Series)

 

With our heavily overclocked 9600GT from Chaintech in hand, we see how it goes against the stock clocked 9600GT from Albatron, the fairly nicely overclocked offering from VViKOO and a stock clocked 8800GT from ASUS.

 

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.

 

 

We can see straight away the big overclock on the card puts it ahead of the competition. It trails very close to the 8800GT here.

 

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