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nVidia 7900GS Overclocking Confirmed - Palit rocks the clocks! - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05

Is nVidia's new GeForce 7900GS GPU a genuine hardcore overclocker or just a wannabe? Read on for our investigation!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 12, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Palit

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3430MHz (381MHz FSB with memory 4:5)

 

Motherboard(s): DFI Infinity 975X (Supplied by Bronet)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB G.Skill HZ PC8000 @ 476MHz 4-4-4-12 (Supplied by Bronet)

 

Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA 2

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 6.8 and DX9c

 

The main goal of the article is to see if we can get the fantastic overclock results that were achieved on the XFX 7900GS graphics card (reviewed here) with just a standard GeForce 7900GS that goes to shop fronts all over the world. Since this was our goal we have simply compared the XFX and the Palit cards head to head to see what kind of performance we get when overclocked.

 

If you are interested in the results of the 7900GS when not overclocked, we recommend that you venture over to our review of the XFX from just the other day - (review here).

 

We will be running the same benchmarks as we did in the XFX on our brand spanking new Core 2 Duo rig which packs a serious punch.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 120

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

We can see that the small memory increase on the XFX continue to give it the lead.

XFX 7900GS 256M PVT71PUDE3 R Graphic Card

 

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