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Leadtek WinFast GeForce PX9500 GT - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

Just want something that does a bit of gaming and is cheap? The newly released 9500 GT could be the ticket.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 29, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 59%      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): 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 175.31

 

What we will be doing today is looking at how far behind the new 9500 GT from Leadtek sits against the two 9600 offerings; the GT and GSO. Is it worth saving the extra dollars and making the jump to the 9600 series or are your dollars better saved?

 

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 worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests.

 

3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

 

Leadtek WinFast GeForce 9500 GT

 

Out of the gates we can see that the new 9500 GT sits a fair bit behind the more expensive and entry level 9600 series card; the GSO.

 

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