XFX 9800GTX Black Edition Review :: Test Setup and Procedures

05-21-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Doc Overclock

As an overclocked 9800GTX, the XFX card should have higher performance than the other 9800GTX cards we've tested so far. The card performs better than the other 9800GTXs and is the second fastest clocked 9800GTX card on the market next to EVGA's 770MHz card which was just announced.

Test System

  • Intel Core Extreme QX9770 running 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial DDR3-2000 running 1600MHz (Synchronous DDR3 memory clock)
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs 10000RPM
  • ASUS 16X DVD-ROM
  • EVGA 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running 9.64 Drivers
  • XFX 9800GTX 1GB Black Edition video card running 760MHz/2.28GHz core/memory and Forceware 174.74 drivers
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business Edition with SP1

Tests

  • Crysis DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Bioshock DX10 1280X1024, 1920X1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Lost Planet DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • STALKER DX9 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Unreal Tournament DX9 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • QuakeWars: Enemy Territory: 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • 3dmark05/06 1280x1024, 1920x1200 standard tests 1280x1024, 1920x1200 no AA no AF