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

GIGABYTE has taken the time to do something different with the GTS 250. Let's see if it's enough to stand out from the pack.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 19, 2009 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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: ForceWare 182.08, Catalyst 9.2

 

Today we'll have a look at the GIGABYTE GTS 250 up against the Galaxy one and a number of other mid to high-end cards from both ATI and NVIDIA. Let's not delay any longer and get stuck straight into the benchmarks.

 

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.

 

GIGABYTE GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card

 

In our first test we can see that the GIGABYTE offering is a little faster than the Galaxy one.

 

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