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Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocards in SLI Review

Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocards in SLI Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: We're going to do things a bit differently in this review. Instead of focusing on high end videocards, we're going to look at what SLI can do for mainstream users with a pair of Geforce 8500GT videocards running in SLI.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Nov 06 2007   Colin Sun  
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SLI Videocard Benchmarks & Test Specs

Prelude to Benchmarks: The details of how two Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H videocards running in SLI were configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this pair of nVIDIA GeForce 8500GT videocards are to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (AM2)

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H (dual GFX cards in SLI)

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn
8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Albatron 8600GT-256
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H

Memory:

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
nVIDIA Forceware 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
ATI Catalyst 7.2

Benchmarks:

3DMark05
3DMark06
FarCry
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Doom 3
Quake 4
FEAR
Call of Juarez
Lost Planet

Futuremark 3DMark05 1.2.0 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark05 1.2.0
Overall Points Ranking
Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT 15656
Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT CrossFire 16233
MSI RX2600XT Diamond 10422
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 12098
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 10260
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 15251
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 14674
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 14703
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 15207
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 11640
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 11676
Albatron 8600GT-256 9701
MSI NX8500GT-TD256E 4457
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 13781
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 11071
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 8630
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 5711
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 4998
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H (dual GFX cards in SLI) 11361

The two GeForce 8500GT videocards running in SLI mode score well in 3DMark05; very close to that of a GeForce 8600GTS videocard in fact. Surprisingly, the dual Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H's even beat a GeForce 7900GTX in this synthetic benchmark!

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocards in SLI Review
 Pg 2.  — SLI Videocard Benchmarks & Test Specs
 Pg 3.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 9.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 10.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 11.  Geforce 8500GT SLI: No Miracle Worker

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