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Overclocked GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card

On the example of cards from BFG and Zotac.

May 19, 2008



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Installation and Drivers

Testbed configuration:

  • CPU: Intel Core2 Extreme QX9650 (3000 MHz)
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 on the Intel X38 chipset
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM Corsair 1066MHz (CAS (tCL)=5; RAS to CAS delay (tRCD)=5; Row Precharge (tRP)=5; tRAS=15)
  • HDD: WD Caviar SE WD1600JD 160GB SATA
  • PSU: Tagan BZ 900
  • OS: Windows XP SP2; DirectX 9.0c; OS: Windows Vista 32bit; DirectX 10.0
  • Monitor: Dell 3007WFP (30")
  • Drivers: ATI CATALYST 8.3; NVIDIA 174.74.
  • VSync disabled

We used the following test applications:

  • Call Of Juarez (Techland/Ubisoft) - DirectX 9.0, shaders 3.0 (HDR), demo. Tests were run with maximum quality settings. The batch file is included.

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 1.003 (GSC Game World/THQ) - DirectX 9.0, demo. You should unpack the files into the game folder with savegames (Documents and settings). When the game starts up, load ixbt3, open the console, and start the demo: demo_play ixbt3. Test settings - maximum (DYNAMIC LIGHTS are ENABLED).

  • 3DMark05 1.20 (FutureMark) - DirectX 9.0, multitexturing, trilinear filtering.

  • CRYSIS 1.2 (Crytek/EA), DirectX 9.0c/10.0, shaders 3.0/4.0, (batch file to start the test), test settings in MS Windows Vista - Very High (DX10), Windows XP - High (DX9), RESCUE and HARBOR levels). You can e-mail us to get the timedemo.

    We express our thanks to CRYTEK for writing timedemo for iXBT.com.

  • Company Of Heroes (Relic Entertainment/THQ) - DirectX 9.0, shaders 2.0, startup batch file. When you start the game, you should go to options, choose the graphics section, and press the test button. Tests were run with maximum quality.

  • 3DMark06 1.10 (FutureMark) - DirectX 9.0c, multitexturing, trilinear test settings.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

FPS CHARTS: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.




CRYSIS, Rescue, DX9, High

FPS CHARTS: CRYSIS, Rescue, DX9, High




CRYSIS, Harbor, DX9, High

FPS CHARTS: CRYSIS, Harbor, DX9, High




CRYSIS, Rescue, DX10, Very High

FPS CHARTS: CRYSIS, Rescue, DX10, Very High




CRYSIS, Harbor, DX10, Very High

FPS CHARTS: CRYSIS, Harbor, DX10, Very High




Call Of Juarez

FPS CHARTS: CoJ




Company Of Heroes

FPS CHARTS: CoH




3DMark05: MARKS

FPS CHARTS: 3DMark05 MARKS




3DMark06: SHADER 2.0 MARKS

FPS CHARTS: 3DMark06 SM2.0 MARKS




3DMark06: SHADER 3.0 MARKS

FPS CHARTS: 3DMark06 SM3.0 MARKS




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