gpu charts (what is the setup) Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Graphics Last response: October 19, 2008 8:43 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Tophu October 19, 2008 3:31:32 PM I've looked all over toms for 2 days and can't find an old article (well not that old) I'm trying to find out what hardware (mobo, cpu, ram, blah blah blah) in the GPU benchmark charts. I just ordered a GTX280 and I wanna see how accurate the charts are gonna be toward my crysis performance ^_^ thank you in advance for the links and info. I've lurked this site since around 2001 and I live by this site. ^_^ More about : gpu charts setup Tophu October 19, 2008 6:37:59 PM ok 26 views as this thread keeps going lower and lower down the forums. just wondering there are no replys because you guys don't know the answer or what? a GPU comparison chart means nothing if it's not quantified with alist of the other hardware components in the system. I remember there was an article that listed all the base components in their new test bench pc. which would really help me if anyone can find that link. L1qu1d October 19, 2008 6:53:32 PM http://www.guru3d.com/category/vga_charts/ take a look, alot of ppl won't answer this thread because this is a very google answered question, its not an opinion, all you want is some1 to basically do ur research for you. You didn't ask an opinion, you asked for research and most posters post when their opinion can come into play most of the time. Ur question is to justifying how accurate the charts are, there is the link, and google the rest Tom's charts are the worst piece of poop ever. 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P.S see 3 posts and 3 opinions Stangestranger's and mine Tophu October 19, 2008 7:57:30 PM ^_^ research nothing I've spent 6 months doing my research but I'm trying see what CPU and such they are using on the GPU charts. trust me I know www.guru3d.com www.anandtech.com trust me I've done my research just trying to see if I can get a feel before my parts arrive I'll list my parts and see what you guys think G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1066 Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield Asus P5Q Deluxe corsair 750TX powersupply BFG GTX280 OC2E I'm running a samsung 245BW 24" monitor what do you guys think....without overclocking how do you think I'll do? don't spoil the overclocking info ^_^ I've already researched my potential boundaries and that's where the fun is anyway ^_^ zero3one October 19, 2008 7:58:02 PM Are you talking about this chart? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Best-Graphics-Card,... Or this chart? http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char... Tophu October 19, 2008 8:27:15 PM the 2nd jitpublisher a b U Graphics card October 19, 2008 8:43:12 PM Took me all of about 1 1/2 minutes to find the base reference systems used in the VGA charts for Toms. I THINK this is the latest configuration used. Nvidia single graphics cards; AMD single and CrossFire graphics cards CPU Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93 GHz (11x 266 MHz), Socket 775, 1.28 V, 65 nm, 4096 KB L2 cache FSB 1066 MHz (4x 266 MHz) Motherboard Asus P5E3 Deluxe, PCIe 2.0 2x16, ICH9R Chipset Intel X38 Memory 2x 1 GB, Ballistix (Crucial Technology) 1.5 V, DDR3 1066 7-7-7-20 (2x 533 MHz) Audio Intel High Definition Audio LAN Intel 1000 Pro Drives Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500 GB, SATA, 16 MB cache, Hitachi 120 GB, SATA, 8 MB cache DVD Gigabyte GO-D1600C Power Supply CoolerMaster RS-850-EMBA 850 W Nvidia SLI graphics cards Motherboard Asus P5N-T Deluxe, PCIe 2.0 2x16 Chipset Nvidia nforce 780i SLI Memory 2x1 GB, A-Data Technology 1.8 V, DDR2 800 5-5-5-18 (2x 400 MHz) Audio ADI 1988B SoundMax LAN Marvell 88E1116 Gigabit Drivers & Configuration Graphics AMD Catalyst 8.6 Nvidia Forceware 175.16, GTX 260 and GTX 280 Forceware 177.39 Operating system Windows Vista Enterprise SP1 DirectX 10 and 10.1 Chipset driver X38 Intel 184.108.40.2069 780i Nvidia nforce 9.64 Here is the link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-radeon-char... 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