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Test Setup And Benchmarks

GeForce GTX 295 Vs. GTX 275 SLI: When Two Are Better Than One
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Test Hardware
Processor
Intel Core i7 920 (Bloomfield) 2.66 GHz, 4.8 GT/s, 8 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings disabled
Motherboard
Asus P6T (LGA 1366) X58/ICH10, BIOS 0403
Memory
Corsair Dominator 6 GB (3 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 @ 1,333 MHz
Hard Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300 GB 10,000 RPM SATA 3 Gb/s HDD
Networking
Realtek RTC8111C, 1 Gbps
Graphics CardsNvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792 MB (Reference)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896 MB (Reference)

Zotac GeForce GTX 275 896 MB
Power Supply
Cooler Master UCP 1100 W
CPU Cooler
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64 Service Pack 1
DirectX
DirectX 10
Platform Driver
Intel INF Chipset Update Utility 9.1.0.1012
Graphics DriverNvidia GeForce 182.81
Benchmark Configuration
BenchmarkSettings
World in Conflict Very High Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, Patch 1009, DirectX 10

Very High Quality Settings, 4x AA / 16x AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, Patch 1009, DirectX 10
Far Cry 2 High Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, Steam Version

High Quality Settings, 4x AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, Steam Version
CrysisHigh Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1900x1200/2560x1600, Patch 1.2.1, DirectX 10, 64-bit Executable

High Quality Settings, 4x AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1900x1200/2560x1600, Patch 1.2.1, DirectX 10, 64-bit Executable
Left 4 Dead
Highest Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, DirectX 10, Steam Version

Highest Quality Settings, 4x AA / 8x AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, DirectX 10, Steam Version
Grand Theft Auto IV
Highest Quality Settings, No AA / "High" AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, Patch #3
Stalker: Clear Sky
High Quality Setting, No AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, DirectX 10 lighting

High Quality Setting, 4x MSAA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, DirectX 10 lighting
3DMark Vantage Performance Default, High Quality, Extreme Quality
H.A.W.X
High Quality Setting, No AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, DirectX 10, Patch 1.2

High Quality Setting, 4x AA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050/1920x1200/2560x1600, DirectX 10, Patch 1.2
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