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Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack GS Ultra/750XP Video

Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack GS Ultra/750XP Video - PCSTATS
Abstract: For example, what does 750XP really stand for? Does it imply that the memory can run up to 750MHz...
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External Mfg. Website: Gainward May 08 2002   Colin Sun  
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A bit more info on the card and overclocking

As I mentioned earlier, the Gainward GeForce 4 GS Ultra/750XP is based on the reference designed nVidia GeForce 4 Ti4600 so the core speed is 300 MHz while the RAM speed is 650 MHz.

Since Gainward has taken the step of placing heatsinks on the RAM, we can only guess that it's the same BGA 2.8ns Samsung RAM. The RAMsinks are a good idea since the memory does get warm during testing. As for overclocking went; the Gainward GeForce 4 GS Ultra/750XP was up to the task.

The A2 stepping core hit it's limit at 328 MHz which is very nice considering that only stock cooling was used. The BGA RAM memory went all the way up to 745 MHz.

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor: AMD AthonXP 2000+
Clock Speed:

12.5x133 MHz = 1.66 GHz

Motherboards:

Epox 8K3A+

Chipset:

VIA KT333CE

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 8500 64MB Retail (275/550)
MSI GeForce 4 Ti4600 (300/660)
Gainward GeForce 4 GS Ultra/750XP (300/650)

Gainward GeForce 4 GS Ultra/750XP (328/745)

Sound Card: N/A
Network Card:

N/A

Memory:

256MB KingMAX DDR333

Hard Drive: 40GB 7200RPM Maxtor D740X Ultra/133
CDROM: Panasonic 48x CD-ROM CR-594-B
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK-6 w/60mm Delta
PowerSupply: Antec 400W PSU
Software Setup: WindowsXP
VIA 4in1 4.38V
DetonatorXP 28.90
Benchmarks:

3DMark2000
3DMark2001SE
AquaMark
DroneZ
CodeCreatures
Commanche 4
Quake III Arena Ver 1.17
Return to Castle Wolfenstien
Serious Sam 2 Filll rate tests

3DMark2001SE with AA
AquaMark with AA
Quake III Arena with AA

Please note the MSI GeForce 4 Ti4600 is clocked at 300/660 by default. We wanted to include a GeForce 3 Ti500 as reference, however we had some serious problems trying to get the Ti500 to work with WindowsXP.

3DMark2000 Ver 1.1 Source: MadOnion

3DMark2000 is still a popular benchmarks for evaluating 3D performance even though it is getting a bit dated. 3DMark2000 continues to provide benchmark results that gauge DirectX7 performance and hardware transformation and lighting that older games still use. Version 1.1 ensures more reliable functionality with hardware and operating systems that were released after the launch of 3DMark2000 in December 1999.

Higher numbers denote better performance.

3DMark 2000 Benchmark Results
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking
1. Radeon 8500

11566

2. MSI GF4 Ti4600

13345

3. Gainward GF4 Ti4600

13342

4. Gainward GF4 Ti4600 oc'ed

13348

3DMark2000 is a DirectX7 benchmark and here we can see we're all CPU limited for the GeForce 4 based cards.

3DMark2001SE Source: MadOnion

3DMark2001SE is the latest installment in the 3DMark series by MadOnion. By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics.

Higher numbers denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE Benchmark Results
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking
1. Radeon 8500 9227
2. MSI GF4 Ti4600 11086
3. Gainward GF4 Ti4600 11068
4. Gainward GF4 Ti4600 oc'ed 11622

Here the Radeon 8500 is left in the dust by the other cards. Here the MSI again beats the Gainward however it is clocked higher by default. Overclocking the GS Ultra/750XP doesn't seem to help the score much.

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Contents of Article: Gainward Ultra/750XP
 Pg 1.  Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack GS Ultra/750XP Video
 Pg 2.  GPU and BGA Memory Cooling
 Pg 3.  Gainward Software
 Pg 4.  GeForce 4 Technology: nVidia Core Details
 Pg 5.  Anti-Alaising
 Pg 6.  — A bit more info on the card and overclocking
 Pg 7.  Aquamark 2.3 Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  DroneZ Benchmarks
 Pg 9.  Code Creatures Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  Commanche 4 Benchmarks
 Pg 11.  QIII Arena Benchmarks
 Pg 12.  Serious Sam 2 Benchmarks
 Pg 13.  3DMark2001SE Benchmarks
 Pg 14.  Antialiasing Benchmarks: AquaMark, QIII Arena
 Pg 15.  GeForce 4 Conclusions

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