Gigabyte GeForce GTX275 GV-N275UD-896H Review :: Test Setup and Software

05-17-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

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
  • Gigabyte N275UD-896H video card running 185.85 Forceware drivers
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • Cooler Master 1000W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1

Tests


DX9

  • 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

DX10

  • 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
  • Bioshock 1280x1024 1920x1200 Custom FRAPS walkthrough

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX275 is an interesting card to test as the card should perform between a GTX260 216 Core and a GTX285. In some cases we'll see performance that is higher than is to be expected, nearing the GTX285 level which is amazing. The card was able to overclock to over 700MHz with the default cooler using NVIDIA's Performance Tool. Going higher was not stable. Temperatures at 700MHz reached a total of 85C when running the Extreme Preset of 3DMark Vantage. The temperature at 633MHz reached a maximum of 82C so the chip nearly the same temperature at either speed.