For graphics card testing we run through a series of synthetic and real world benchmarks and compare the results to previous cards that we have tested. The tests we run are as follows:
3Dmark06, 3Dmark05, 3Dmark03, 3Dmark01, FEAR benchmark, X3 Reunion benchmark, HL2: Lost Coast benchmark and two different resolutions of our own BF2142 demo (1600*1200 & 1280*1024).
To achieve as accurate a score as possible all tests were run 3 times and the average of the results was taken.
The other hardware I used to test this card was as follows:
Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.7ghz
OCZ Special Ops Urban Edition 6400 @ 900mhz
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
Antec Earthwatts 500w
The drivers were pre-release drivers from the provided CD.