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MSI NX7800GT-VT2D256E Review - Page 2 of 5

TEST SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

The Pentium 4 may not be as powerful as the Athlon 64, but today's games tend to become CPU bound with antialiasing enabled at higher resolutions on high-end graphics cards like the GeForce 7800 GT.

System Specifications

  • Intel Pentium 4 560 (3.6GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP Duo
  • Mushkin 2GB (1GBx2) XP2
  • PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510W ATX-PFC
  • Maxtor 60GB Hard Drive
  • Samsung SyncMaster 900NF 19-inch CRT
  • 32-Bit Color / Vsync Disabled / 85Hz Refresh rate
  • NVIDIA ForceWare WHQL Version 81.95 @ Quality Image
  • Intel INF Installation 7.2.1.1003
  • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
  • MSI NX7800GT-VT2D256E Graphics Card

BIOS Settings

  • Memory Timing - 4-4-4-12
  • 200MHZ Front Side Bus

Games Tested

  • F.E.A.R. - v1.02
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast Episode
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Demo

Unless otherwise noted, results are based on an average of three separate runs. Antialiasing and anisotropic filtering were applied by utilizing in-game settings whenever possible. Results from the Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo are based on gameplay scenarios while Fraps was used to collect frame rate data.

MSI NX7800GT-VT2D256E - End View
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In-game graphics options were enabled to their highest setting, except in F.E.A.R. where soft shadows were disabled in the majority of tests due to the extremely adverse effect on performance. However, soft shadows were enabled when their impact on performance was examined.

Next Page: Half-Life 2: Lost Coast Performance

Last Updated on December 7, 2005


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