XFX 9800GX2 Reviewccokeman - March 18, 2008
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest is begun. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
THe 9800GX2 falls to the HD3870X2 in this test. The clock speeds of the GX2 are 600MHz while the HD3870X2 are at 825MHz factory direct. This could play into the slightly lower scores. Once the clock speeds are a little closer, the 9800GX2 pulls ahead.