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


By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 16, 2009 6:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ECS

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 182.50, Catalyst 9.4

 

We've already praised the GTS 250 in our introduction along with having good experiences with the model in the past, but let's have a closer look at the ECS version and see how it compares to some ATI models.

 

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.

 

ECS GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card

 

Under Vantage we see that the GTS 250 falls to the back of the pack. While this is quite often the benchmark of choice, it's not always so clear. Let's find out how it goes in the real world.

 

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