nV News Deals Shop Archive Search Files Forum Feed Articles IRC Chat GeForce.com


Search Site
Ads by Google
Links To NVIDIA
Drivers
Products
Communities
Support
NVIDIA Blog
News Room
About NVIDIA
GeForce Technology
CUDA
DirectX 11
Optimus
PhysX
SLI
3D Vision
3D Vision Surround
Articles
GeForce GTX 580
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GTS 450
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GT 240
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 7950 GX2
GeForce 7950 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7800 GTX
Watercooling Project
My Book 500GB
Raptor Hard Drive
Guide To Doom 3
EVGA Stuff
EVGA E-LEET
EVGA Precision
GPU Voltage Tuner
OC Scanner
SLI Enhancement
EVGA Bot
EVGA Gear
Reviews and Awards
Associates
Benchmark Reviews
Fraps
GeForce Italia
GPU Review
Hardware Pacers
LaptopVideo2Go
MVKTECH
News3D (NVITALIA)
OutoftheBoxMods
OSNN.net
Overclocker Cafe
PC Extreme
PC Gaming Standards
PhysX Links & Info
TestSeek
3DChip (German)
8Dimensional
Windows Vista Revisited - Page 4 of 5

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

Two additional hard drives were added to my test system to support Vista. All graphics tests were conducted in single GPU mode.

Test System

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 - 2.66GHz Conroe Core - 4MB L2 Cache
  • EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
  • 4GB Corsair CM2X1024-8500C5 XMS PC8500 DDR2 SDRAM 5-5-5-18-2T @ 400MHz
  • Western Digital Raptor 74GB HDD, 10000RPM, 4.5ms Avg Seek, 8MB Buffer, SATA
  • Western Digital Raptor X 150GB HDD, 10000RPM, 4.5ms Avg Seek, 8MB Buffer, SATA 2
  • Seagate Barracuda 300GB HDD, 7200RPM, 8ms Avg Seek, 8MB Buffer, SATA 2
  • Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB HDD, 7200RPM, 8.9ms Avg Seek, 16MB Buffer, SATA 2
  • Western Digital Caviar SE16 160GB HDD, 7200RPM, 8.9ms Avg Seek, 8MB Buffer, SATA 2
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZX
  • PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR Power Supply
  • Dell 3007WFP LCD Monitor
  • 32-Bit Color / Vsync Disabled / 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • Windows XP Professional 32-Bit with Service Pack 2 / DirectX 9.0c
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit / DirectX 10

Graphics Cards, Drivers, and Settings

  • EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX ACS3 Edition - 575MHhz Core / 1800MHz Memory (Effective)
  • ForceWare 97.92 for Windows XP
  • ForceWare 100.25 and 100.65 for Windows Vista
  • High Quality Texture Filtering, 8x Anisotropic Filtering, Gamma Correct Antialiasing

Test Applications

  • 3DMark05
  • Dark Messiah
  • Doom 3
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Guild Wars
  • Oblivion
  • Medieval II: Total War Demo
  • World of Warcraft

Notes

  • Antialiasing was set to "application-controlled" unless otherwise noted.
  • Anisotropic filtering was set to "application-controlled" unless otherwise noted.
  • Supersampling transparency antialiasing was always enabled unless otherwise noted.

3D PERFORMANCE

3D performance is measured using FutureMark's 3DMark05, Doom 3, and F.E.A.R. The following charts display the results under Windows XP (blue bar) and Windows Vista (green bar) at three different settings - 1280x800 with no AA, 2560x1600 with no AA and 2560x1600 with 4x AA and 8x HQAF.

In 3DMark05, both operating systems provided similar performance, although Vista slightly outperformed XP at the highest quality setting.

3DMark05 Performance

In Doom 3, Windows XP was the better performer although differences were unremarkable when it came down to gameplay at equal settings.

Doom 3 Performance

Windows Vista provided the fastest performance for F.E.A.R. However, as with Doom 3, gameplay was largely unaffected.

FEAR Performance

Next Page: Gameplay Performance and Conclusion

Last Updated on April 9, 2007


Table of Contents

Advertisement

nV News - Copyright © 1998-2014.
Search Products
Search
for


Ads by Casale
Tweaks
Metro: Last Light
PlanetSide 2
Miscellaneous Links
AutoDesk 123 Design
Build Your Gaming PC
FPS vs. Frame Time
Free Games And MMOs
GeForce SLI Technology
HPC For Dummies
PC Game Release Dates
Play Classic PC Games
Steam Hardware Survey
Video Game Designers
TechTerms Dictionary
GPU Applications
AMD GPU Clock Tool
AMD System Monitor
ATITool
aTuner
EVGA E-LEET
EVGA OC Scanner
EVGA Precision
EVGA Voltage Tuner
Gainward ExperTool
GPU-Shark
GPU Voltage Tuner
Fraps
FurMark
GLview
GPU Caps Viewer
GPU PerfStudio
GPU Shark
GPU-Z
MSI Afterburner
nHancer
NiBiTor
NVClock (Linux)
NVFlash
NVIDIA Inspector
NvTempLogger
NVTray
PowerStrip
RivaTuner
SLI Profile Tool
The Compressonator
3DCenter Filter Test
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
PhysX Applications
Cell Factor Revolution
Cryostatis Tech Demo
Cube Wall Demo
PhysX FluidMark
Fluid Physics
NV PhysX Tweaker
NVIDIA OPTIX 2
PhysX Downloads
PhysX at YouTube
Add-In Partners
AFOX
ASUS
AXLE
BFG Technologies
BIOSTAR
Chaintech
Colorful
ELSA
emTek
EVGA
GAINWARD
GALAXY
GIGABYTE
FORSA
FOXCONN
Inno3D
Jaton
Leadtek
Manli
MSI
Palit
PNY
Point of View
Prolink
SPARKLE
XFX
ZOGIS
ZOTAC