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Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN 512MB Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review

Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN 512MB Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Biostar's V903GT52-NV1AN videocard is equipped with 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Like all videocards from the nVidia Geforce 9-series, the 9600GT is DirectX10 and Shader Model 4.0 compliant.
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Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details you need to see at a glance to know how the various videocards tested perform relative to each other. The chart we've compiled below lists the highest overclocked core and memory clock speeds we were able to achieve while maintaining 100% stability. Results are grouped by GPU class, and ranked by highest memory overclock to lowest.

PCSTATS Benchmark Report Maximum Videocard Overclocking Results

Videocards

Stock Memory Stock Core Overclocked Memory
(MHz)
Overclocked Core
(MHz)
Ranking
(memory overclock)

High End Videocards

Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT 2000 743 2246 825
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD 1800 560 2132 665
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 1600 500 2060 675
Asus EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M/A 2000 700 2020 717
MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC 1900 660 2020 702
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 1700 575 2020 662
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 1800 575 2000 650
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 1600 650 1772 702
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 1550 650 1600 682
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 1400 550 1612 675
MSI NX7900GT-VT2D256E-HD 1400 500 1527 575
Asus EN7900GT TOP/2DHT/256M/A 1440 520 1510 561
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 1700 550 1819 618
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 1200 500 1480 640
Asus EAX1950Pro/HTDP/256M/A 1400 560 1485 606
Gigabyte GV-NX78X256V-B 1200 430 1378 507
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E 1200 430 1371 504
Albatron GeForce 7800GTX 1200 430 1347 479
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A 1000 400 1248 463
Asus EN7800GT TOP Silent/2DHTV/256M 1240 420 1240 566
MSI RX850XT-TD256E 1080 520 1215 852
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 1000 350 1160 416
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 1000 500 1052 526

Mainstream Videocards

Foxconn 8600GTS-256 2016 675 2242 763
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 2000 700 2240 774
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 2000 700 2240 765
Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN 1800 650 2200 775
Albatron 8600GT-256 1400 540 1760 712
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS* 1400 400 1752 680
MSI NX8600GT Twin Turbo 1600 600 1754 712
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC 1600 580 1730 708
Gigabyte NX76T256D-RH Silent 1400 560 1612 628
Asus EN7600GT Silent/2DHT/256M/A 1400 560 1596 635
MSI NX7600GT-VT2D256E 1400 540 1568 626
Asus EAX1600XT Silent/TVD/256M/A 1396 587 1530 691
PowerColor X1600XT Bravo 1396 587 1396 631
Asus EN6600GT/Silencer/HTD/256M/A 1040 520 1149 566
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E 1000 500 1130 563
ATi Radeon X800 XL 984 398 1113 441
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 990 500 1080 521
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 1000 500 1070 583
MSI RX800XL-VT2D256E 984 398 1068 421
PowerColor X700 Pro 864 425 1040 483
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 900 400 1030 623
Gigabyte GV-RX800L256V 984 398 1026 421
Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 864 420 904 491
Gigabyte GV-NX66T256DE 824 515 875 617
MSI NX6800 TD-128E 600 325 827 454

Entry Level Videocards

MSI NX8500GT-TD256E 800 450 1040 676
PowerColor X800GTO 702 398 756 438
Albatron GeForce 6600 512 500 300 550 490
PowerColor X700 532 398 532 461
Albatron PC6600LEQ 400 300 507 437

Ranked according to maximum overclocking memory result. Coming up with a criteria to rank the videocards was very difficult but we ended up ranking maximum memory speed. Memory bandwidth plays a key role in the overall performance of the videocard and realistically a GPU/VPU can never get enough no matter how it is designed. * The Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS has core and memory voltage options.

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:Overclocking the CPU and Memory, Overclocking the Videocard

The Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN Geforce 9600GT videocard ships from the factory with stock settings, but as you can see it still overclocks just as well as the a pre-overclocked 9600GT from Palit. PCSTATS was able to overclock the GDDR3 memory to 2200MHz and nVidia 9600GT processor to a stable 775MHz!

Reference GeForce 9600GT: Affordable and pretty powerful

By all accounts the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN Geforce 9600GT is a big step up from the Geforce 8600GT it replaces. Mainstream users on a budget (and who isn't on a budget this year?) should find this DirectX10 videocard more than capable for moderate to heavy gaming. With a retail price of $189 CDN ($190 USD, £110 GBP), it's nice to knw the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN Geforce 9600GT doesn't have a price premium, but still overclocks well. In the PCSTATS lab we overclocked it to 775/2200MHz GPU/memory.

With this card you also get SM4.0 and HDCP compliance.

A lot of people automatically assume reference heatsinks aren't up to snuff, but in our tests we found the heatsink nVidia ships with its reference Geforce 9600GTs to be more than satisfactory. Noise wasn't too much of an issue, but the fan was audible when the videocard under heavy 3D load. Compared to the dual slot Palit 9600GT Sonic, we prefer the single slot nVidia reference heatsink by far.

There were some obvious omissions with the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN videocard package. The lack of an HDMI-to-DVI adaptor ranks high on our list, and with it should have been included a 2-pin SP/DIF audio jumper cable.

With the amount of media being digitized and stored on the PC nowadays, there is no sense in picking up a videocard if you cannot output video to a nearby television or wide screen HDTV easily. The Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN does at least come with Component Output breakout cable, we just wish Biostar had gone that extra mile and included the HDMI adaptor too.

In any case, the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN Geforce 9600GT is a great single slot mainstream videocard with overclocking potential at its feet. If you have a modest budget but demand good game scores, check out what the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN 9600GT has to offer.

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Contents of Article: Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN
 Pg 1.  Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN 512MB Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Core and Overclocking
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the quick Asus Videocard
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 6.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 9.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 10.  — Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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