ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review :: Test Setup and Performance

11-28-2008 · Category: Hardware -

By Ben Sun

The video card test platform needs a bit of updating as every game on the test bench is over a year old. With the release of so many new games in 2008 it is likely that we will change the tests to include more recent games in upcoming reviews. But to do that we need to test 5 cards with a new set of benchmarks and it takes time. In any event the 9800GT is clocked at default clock speeds and should perform like a 8800GT card from last year.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 CPU running at 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 2000 Ballistic memory
  • 2 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA Drives in RAID 0 mode
  • XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running 15.11 Forceware drivers
  • ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower running 180.48 Forceware drivers
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1 installed

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • Stalker Shadows of Chernobyl DX9 1280X1024, 1920X1200, 4X AA 16X AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars, 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • Futuremark 3DMark05/06

DirectX 10.0

  • Bioshock DX10 1280X1024, 1920X1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Crysis DX10, 1280X1024, 1920X1200, 4X AA 16X AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Lost Planet 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • 3DMark Vantage 1280x1024, 1920x1200