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ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 5, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

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: NVIDIA ForceWare 177.79


With the card clocked at default 9800 GTX+ speeds, we're not expecting any real surprises today. We're going to see how the card goes against the XFX 9800 GTX+ while also comparing it to the older BFG 9800 GTX OCX and ASUS 9800 GX2.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110


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ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition Graphics Card


Straight away we can see the ZOTAC card and the XFX sit quite close to each other; the overclocked BFG 9800 GTX does come out ahead thanks to its massive overclock.


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