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Test Setup And Benchmarks

GeForce GTX 480 And 470: From Fermi And GF100 To Actual Cards!
By , Fedy Abi-Chahla and Florian Charpentier
Test Hardware
Processor
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme (Gulftown) 3.33 GHz, 6.4 GT/s, 12MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled
Motherboard
Gigabyte X58A-UD5 (LGA 1366) X58/ICH10, BIOS F5
Memory
Kingston HyperX T1 Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-2000 8-8-8-24 @ 1,600 MHz
Hard Drive
Intel SSDSA2MH160G2C1 160GB SATA 3 Gb/s
Networking
Realtek RTC8111D, 1 Gb/s
Graphics CardsNvidia GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.25GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1.79GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB

ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB

ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB

ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
Power Supply
Cooler Master UCP 1100W
CPU Cooler
Intel DBX-B Thermal Solution
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
DirectX
DirectX 11
Platform Driver
Intel INF Chipset Update Utility 9.1.1.1019
Graphics Driver
Nvidia GeForce 197.17 (GTX 480/470)

Nvidia GeForce 197.13 (GTX 295/285)

AMD Catalyst 10.3a
Games
Crysis
Very High Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, 4xAA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1900x1200 / 2560x1600, DirectX 10, Patch 1.2.1, 64-bit executable
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Extreme Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, 4xAA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, DX10 Rendering, Benchmark Tool
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Ultra High Settings, No AA / No AF, 4xAA / No AF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, Second Sun, 45 second sequence, FRAPS
DiRT 2
Ultra High Settings, No AA / No AF, 4xAA / No AF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, In-Game Benchmark (Demo), Forced DX9 Rendering
Metro 2033
High Quality Settings, AAA / No AF, 4x MSAA / No AF, vsync off, PhysX off, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, Chapter 1: Chase, 150 second sequence, FRAPS
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Custom (Highest) Quality Settings, 1xAA / No AF, 8x MSAA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, opening cinematic, 145 second sequence, FRAPS
3DMark Vantage
Performance Default, High Quality, Extreme Quality; PPU Disabled
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