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GIGABYTE 8500GT Turbo Force Ultra (Page 4)

By Shawn Baker from Aug 31, 2007 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Test System Setup

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

Motherboard(s): ASUS Blitz Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)

Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)

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

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2

Drivers: Nvidia ForceWare 158.22 and DX9c

It was clear what we had to pitch the 8500GT Turbo Force Ultra against, we have with us an MSI 8500GT which is completely stock and follows the base design from NVIDIA. For good measure we have thrown in an 8600GT just to see how far away the 8500GT Turbo Force Ultra is from it.

3DMark05

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130

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.

While the card offers some serious performance over the standard 8500GT, compared to the 8600GT it does lag behind.

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