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XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: XFX

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 the XFX 9600GT in hand and its massive overclock, we will see how the card fairs against the stock clocked 9600GT and the stock clocked 8800GT 1GB from ASUS.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110


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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 the massive clocks from XFX putting the card at very similar performance to the 8800GT 1GB from ASUS.


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