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i3DSpeed, June 2008

Added test results for GeForce GTX 260/280/SLI, RADEON HD 4850/4870.

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The i3DSpeed project is dedicated to informing you about performance of a large number of graphics cards under Vista.

Traditionally, we offer you performance charts of popular graphics cards and inform about best price/performance deals in the market.

June 2008, Issue #8(97)

  1. Added test results for GeForce GTX 260/280/SLI, RADEON HD 4850/4870.

Testbed configuration

  • Intel Core2 Extreme QX9650 (3000 MHz) CPU
  • ZOTAC 790i Ultra motherboard (NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra)
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM Corsair 2000MHz (CAS (tCL)=5, RAS to CAS delay (tRCD)=5, Row Precharge (tRP)=5, tRAS=15)
  • WD Caviar SE WD1600JD 160GB SATA HDD
  • Tagan TG900-BZ 900W PSU
  • Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit, DirectX 10.1
  • 30" Dell 3007WFP monitor 175.19/177.41
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 175.19 WHQL (GeForce 8xxx/9xxx), 177.41 WHQL
  • ATI CATALYST 8.6

Benchmarks

  • Call Of Juarez (Techland/Ubisoft) - DirectX 9.0, Shaders 3.0 (HDR), maximum quality settings; demo, batch file included.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 1.003 (GSC Game World/THQ) - DirectX 9.0, maximum quality settings (dynamic lighting enabled); demo, copy files to the savegames folder, run the game, load level 'ixbt3', and type "demo_play ixbt3" in the console.
  • 3DMark Vantage 1.00 (FutureMark) - DirectX 10.0, Shaders 4.0, multitexturing, 'Extreme' settings.
  • CRYSIS 1.2 (Crytek/EA), DirectX 10.0, Shaders 4.0, 'Very High' settings, levels 'Rescue' and 'Harbor'; batch file, e-mail us to obtain the timedemo. We express gratitude to CRYTEK for creating a timedemo for iXBT.com / Digit-Life.
  • Company Of Heroes Opposing Fronts (Relic Entertainment/THQ) - DirectX 10.0, Shaders 4.0, maximum quality settings; batch file, run the game, invoke graphics settings and click the test button.
  • World In Conflict 1.007 (Massive Entertainment/Sierra) - DirectX 10.0, Shaders 4.0, 'Very High' settings with adjusted AA and AF; run the game, invoke graphics settings and click the test button.
  • 3DMark06 1.10 (FutureMark) - DirectX 9.0c, multitexturing, 'Trilinear' settings.
  • RightMark3D (iXBT.com) - DirectX, Synthetic benchmark, Shader 2.0/2.0b/3.0; available here.

Graphics cards

In the brackets: ROP/TMU clock rate, shader unit clock rate, effective memory clock rate.

  1. ATI RADEON HD 2600 PRO 256MB GDDR3 1.2ns (700/700/1400 MHz)
  2. ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT 256MB GDDR3 1.4ns (800/800/1400 MHz)
  3. ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT 256MB GDDR4 0.9ns (800/800/2200 MHz)
  4. ATI RADEON HD 3650 256MB GDDR3 1.1ns (725/725/1600 MHz)
  5. ATI RADEON HD 3850 256MB GDDR3 1.0ns (670/670/1660 MHz)
  6. ATI RADEON HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (720/720/1800 MHz)
  7. ATI RADEON HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 0.8ns (775/775/2250 MHz)
  8. ATI RADEON HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 0.8ns (850/850/2380 MHz)
  9. ATI RADEON HD 3870 X2 2x512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (825/825/1800 MHz)
  10. ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (625/625/2000 MHz)
  11. ATI RADEON HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 40x (750/750/3600 MHz)
  12. NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 1.2ns (560/1120/1560 MHz)
  13. NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB GDDR3 1.0ns (720/1440/2200 MHz)
  14. NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (650/1625/1800 MHz)
  15. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 1.0ns (680/1674/1600 MHz)
  16. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (600/1512/1800 MHz)
  17. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (650/1620/1940 MHz)
  18. NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB GDDR3 0.8ns (675/1688/2200 MHz)
  19. NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 2x512MB GDDR3 0.8ns (600/1512/2000 MHz)
  20. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB GDDR3 0.8ns (612/1512/2160 MHz)
  21. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB GDDR3 0.8ns (575/1240/2000 MHz)
  22. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1024MB GDDR3 0.8ns (600/1300/2200 MHz)
  23. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB GDDR3 0.8ns (2x600/1300/2200 MHz)

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