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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

The GTX 280 price continues to fall, so we take the time today to look at a stock clocked model from GIGABYTE.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 18, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%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)

 

Today we'll be having a look at the GIGABYTE GTX 280 against the overclocked AMP! Edition from ZOTAC. We'll also compare it against the older dual GPU based 9800 GX2 from ASUS and a heavily overclocked 9800 GTX from BFG Tech.

 

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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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 GTX 280

 

Apart from the 9800 GTX, we can see that most of the cards are bunched up quite close together.

 

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