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Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

Today we see the new GTS 250 launched, which is a merely a relabeled 9800 GTX+, which is simply an overclocked 9800 GTX.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 2, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Galaxy

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)

 

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)

 

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit

 

Drivers: Catalyst 9.1, Forceware 182.06

 

Today we'll take the time to see how the GTS 250 performs against the HD 4850 and HD 4870 from ATI, while also seeing just how far it sits behind its big brother, the GTX 260.

 

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

Galaxy GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card

 

In our first test we see that the GTS 250 really does fall to the back of the pack. It even falls behind the HD 4850 in both settings here.

 

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