XFX GeForce GT 240 Video card Review :: Test Setup and Software

11-19-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

One thing to note about our test software is that one of the games is a DirectX 11/DirectX 10.1/DirectX 10.0 game, BattleForge. Another game uses DirectX 10.1 for speeding up game play (HAWX). Comparing NVIDIA cards with ATI cards is always problematic but with some NVIDIA cards supporting DirectX 10.1, and the majority DirectX 10.0, while the latest ATI cards support DirectX 11, it is not exactly the best situation for benchmarking like cards. Once Dirt 2 and other DirectX 11 games come out as well as NVIDIA’s Fermi GeForce family that will support DirectX 11 we will move to all DirectX 11 benchmarks for DirectX 11 games.


Test System


  • Core i7 920 CPU running 2.66GHz standard
  • Intel DX58SO motherboard running latest drivers and BIOS
  • XFX GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5 HDMI running 195.55 Forceware beta drivers
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 mode
  • 3GB Kingston KHK1600 DDR3-1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz (Maximum memory supported by Core i7 920 CPU)
  • LG 16X DVD-RW drive
  • Windows 7
  • Cooler Master Hyper N620 CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master Ultimate 1000W PSU

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • BattleForge DirectX 10.0/11 (only on ATI 58xx cards)
  • HAWX DX 10.0/10.1 (on ATI cards)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum DX 10
  • Resident Evil 5 DX10
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage