To test graphics cards, we use a fresh install of windows XP Pro x86 and Vista Ultimate x86 and run the card(s) through a series of synthetic and real world gaming benchmarks.
The tests that were run were as follows:
- 3Dmark Vantage
- Lost Planet
- Unreal Tournament
All tests were run 3 times with the results averaged to give the final score.
For comparison purposes, we used the previously reviewed HD 4850 from Sapphire, and as a high end performance card, the GTX 280.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 3.6 GHZ|
|Motherboard||MSI P45 Platinum|
|RAM||Corsair Dominator DDR2 PC2-8500 4gb|
|HDD||Hitachi Deskstar 250GB|
|OS||Windows XP Pro x86 and Vista Ultimate x86|