XFX GeForce GTX 285 Black Edition Review :: Test Setup and Performance

02-25-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

Our video card test platform is in need of an update but that'll have to wait for a while. The test system we use is still pretty fast but the ability to do CrossfireX and SLI on a single board with the X58 platform is an advantage that will have to be incorporated into our next platform. Add to that the fact that there are a lot of new DirectX 10 games and a new platform is inevitable.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz memory running at 1333MHz
  • XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running 15.53 Forceware
  • XFX GeForce GTX285 Black Edition Running 180.26 Forceware drivers
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • STALKER Shadows of Chernobyl 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • Enemy Territory QuakeWars 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • Unreal Tournament 3 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare: 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • 3DMark05/06 1280x1024, 1920x1200
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • PCMark05/Vantage

DirectX 10.0

  • Bioshock DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Crysis Patch 1.2.1 1280x1024. 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough of first area
  • Lost Planet latest version, 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Performance benchmark
  • 3DMark Vantage 1280x1024, 1920x1200 default benchmarks