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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Review
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Review


    Benchmarking Info

    The system as it was tested
    DFI LP UT X58-T3eH8 Chipset
    Intel i7 920 @ 3.8Ghz
    Swiftech Watercooling system
    3 x 2GB of Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 RAM
    Seagate 7200.11 1TB SATA 7200RPM HD
    Creative X-Fi PCI-Ex Soundcard
    Enermax Revolution 1050Watt PSU
    Asus 20X DVD Burner
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Editio
    GeForce GTX 480(ForceWare 197.17)
    GeForce GTX 285(ForceWare 196.21)
    Radeon HD 5870(Catalyst 10.3a)
    Radeon HD 4870X2(Catalyst 10.2)
    Radeon HD 4890(Catalyst 10.2)
    All Anti-aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering was controlled through each game setting. These settings are all noted on each of the benchmarking pages.
    Framerates were captured using a little software program called FRAPS. This program is very easy to use and appears to be very accurate. Gameplay was recorded from the start of the level and persisted for 120 seconds. Each resolution was tested twice with the results being weighted between the scores, most passes only varied by 2-5fps. Due to the nature of this testing the framerates recorded reflect real gameplay in a variety of situations with a genuine attempt to reproduce the passes as much as possible.

    Benchmarks are next.