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Test Setup

GeForce 8600: DirectX 10 For The Masses
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System Hardware
Processor(s) Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe
2.93 GHz, 1,066 MHz FSB, 32kB+32kB L1 , 4 MB L2
Platform EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR, LGA 775
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
Intel D975XBX, LGA 775
Intel 975X Express Chipset
RAM Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D
2x 1024 MB DDR2 @ 800 MHz (CL5-5-5-15)
Hard Drive Western Digital Raptor, WD1500ADFD
150 GB, 10,000 rpm, 16 MB cache, SATA150
Networking nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet (Nvidia), Intel 82573E/82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Intel)
Graphics Cards
AMD / ATI Based Cards ATI Radeon X1950XTX 512 MB GDDR4
580 MHz Core
700 MHz Memory (1.40 GHz DDR)
Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro Ultimate 256 MB GDDR3
580 MHz Core
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
Nvidia Based Cards EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 256 MB GDDR3
675 MHz Core
1.45 GHz Streaming Processor
1,000 MHz Memory (2.00 GHz DDR)
Sparkle GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB GDDR3
540 MHz Core
1.19 GHz Streaming Processor
700 MHz Memory (1.40 GHz DDR)
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX KO 768 MB GDDR3
626 MHz Core
1.45 GHz Streaming Processor
1,000 MHz Memory (2.00 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768 MB GDDR3
575 MHz Core
1.35 GHz Streaming Processor
900 MHz Memory (1.80 GHz DDR)
Foxconn GeForce 8800 GTS ONOC 640 MB GDDR3
575 MHz Core
1.20 GHz Streaming Processor
900 MHz Memory (1.80 GHz DDR)
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB GDDR3
500 MHz Core
1.20 GHz Streaming Processor
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320 MB GDDR3
550 MHz Core
1.30 GHz Streaming Processor
800 MHz Memory (1.60 GHz DDR)
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX 512 MB GDDR3
675 MHz Core
820 MHz Memory (1.64 GHz DDR)
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1,000W
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9700 LED
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver(s) ATI - Catalyst 7.3 WHQL
NVIDIA - Forceware 93.71 (7900 GTX)
NVIDIA - Forceware 97.92 (8800 GTX & GTS)
NVIDIA - Forceware 158.16 (8600 GTS & GT)
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