Intel Test Setup
|CPU ||Intel Core 2 E6400 @ 2.8Ghz (from CSMSA)|
|Cooling ||Coolermaster Hyper TX|
|Mainboard ||Intel 975X Bad Axe (Modded by Piotke)|
|Memory ||2 * 1Gb PC6400 OCZ|
|Other ||Antec Performance One P182 Case|
Antec TruePower Trio! 650W
Western Digital 74Gb Raptor SATA HDD
Let’s start out with some Futuremark benchmarks to estimate the performance difference in games:
~1000 points in 3DMark2001SE, means that in old DX8 games you will see a slight benefit with the GDDR4 card.
400~500 difference in 3DMark03/05 is close to negligible, but it’s something.
The latest DX9 benchmark shows a ~250 score difference in favor of the X1950 Pro GDDR4 card. Time to find out what it means games ->