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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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Overclocking the quick Asus Videocard

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU (Core) Speed: 650 MHz 775 MHz
Memory Speed: 1800 MHz 2200 MHz DDR2
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

Biostar's V903GT52-NV1AN videocard runs at the default clock speeds, so we should be able to overclock it by a healthy amount. For the record, the V903GT52-NV1AN's Geforce 9600GT core is clocked at 650 MHz, memory at 1800 MHz. Starting with the GeForce 9600GT GPU first, PCSTATS will be increasing the clock speed in 25 MHz increments.

Overclocking the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN was accomplished with nVidia's nTune software, and in a matter of minutes the GPU was humming at 765MHz. That was the maximum OC speed for the Palit Geforce 9600GT PCSTATS recently tested.

Anyway, the core clock speed was increased to 775MHz, and then 789MHz and finally 791MHz. Once we went past 775MHz artifacts started showing up, so that is the speed we ended up sticking with. Out of curiosity, we did try overclocking the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN GPU all the way to 814MHz, but it failed the nTune internal test and crashed the system.

Next we set about overclocking the 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Beginning at 1800 MHz, the memory was increased in 40 MHz increments.

The memory cooperated well, so we overclocked in leaps and bounds until the slider in nTune maxed out at 1100MHz, which left us with a maximum overclock of 2200MHz.

For mainstream GPU like nVidia's Geforce 9600GT, the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN videocard overclocks well - especially nice because it's not sold with the price premium of a pre-overclocked model.

Prelude to Benchmarks:

The details of how the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. All benchmarks for the Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN were run in Windows Vista Ultimate, the reference videocards were tested in both Windows XP and Vista for the DX10 benchmarks.

PCSTATS is in the process of making the transition to a Windows Vista only test platform, so keep this in mind as you scan the benchmark results. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this nVIDIA GeForce 9600GT videocard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (AM2)

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Foxconn C51EM2 (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN (Geforce 9600GT 512MB)

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn
8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H SLI
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Albatron 8600GT-256
MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC
Asus EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M/A
Palit 9600GT Sonic

Memory:

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Test System Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
nVIDIA nForce Forceware 15.08
nVIDIA Forceware 174.12

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Benchmarks:

3DMark06
Quake 4
FEAR
Call of Juarez
Lost Planet

Benchmarked results are grouped by GPU manufacturer first (AMD/ATI or nVidia), then by GPU generation, and then by GPU class (high end, mainstream, value). This approach provides a clearer view of how performance can differ from generation to generation, and class to previous generation. The product being tested is marked with the red colour bar.

On with the benchmarks!

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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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