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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

If you want to get in on the GTX bandwagon but still find the 280 too expensive, the GIGABYTE 260 might be your answer.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 13, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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 177.41 (GTX Series), ForceWare 175.19 (9 Series)

 

As we mentioned in the introduction, we will be looking at the GTX 260 against the more expensive GTX 280 in stock form along with seeing how it competes against the overclocked 9800 GTX and overclocked 9800 GTX+ from BFG and ASUS respectively.

 

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.

 

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card

 

In our first test we can see that the overclocked 9800GTX+ and GTX 260 score quite close together.

 

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