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BFG Tech GeForce 9600GT OC2 - Test System Setup and 3DMark06


By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 5, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: BFG Tech

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: Catalyst 8.5, Forceware 175.16 (9 Series), Forceware 169.25 (8 Series)

 

With our OC2 BFG Tech 9600GT in hand, let's see what kind of performance increase the clocks give us over the standard 9600GT whilst also finding out how far away we are from the stock clocked 8800GT 1GB 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.

 

 

Straight off the mark we can see about a 500pt increase across the board against our stock clocked offering.

 

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