Gainward Bliss 7950 GX2

Benchmarks - 3DMark 03, 05 and 06

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Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Hardware Acquired: Gainward


Benchmarking - 3DMark


For this section I will include only the results from the cards I have run 3DMark on in the test system. This is the 7900GTX,  X1950XT-X and the 7950GX2.

I used the popular gaming benchmarks made by Futuremark to bench all of the cards. I used 3dMark 03, 05 and 06. All benches were performed at stock speeds for this section. I ran all benchmarks from the stock settings just like the free versions to give you a good comparison of scores.

The Results were as follows:

3dMark 03

First we start with 3dMark03. This is a benchmark that relies heavily on DirectX 8 features. This will give an indication of how the card will run on games that rely on DX 8.

gainward 7950 gx2 3dmark03

This card gives a highly impressive 3DMark03 score. It seems that not only do nVidia cards do better in '03, but this card really kicks arse with "SLI" on it enabled.

3dMark05

I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.

gainward 7950 gx2 3dmark05

Once again we see that the 7950GX2 really scores well in 3DMark tests. a score of over 2000 more than the X1950XTX is thoroughly impressive.

3dMark06

3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0. This benchmark is very taxing for the cards and also includes quite a harsh CPU benchmark. Seeing as this was run with the exact same CPU this was not an issue.

gainward 7950 gx2 3dmark06

Perhaps the most impressive result out of the three, the card really gets going in the tough '06 version of Futuremark's tests. With some better cooling perhaps we will see some highly impressive results.

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30-08-2006, 06:03:35

WC Annihilus
Yes, they have pushed out another speed-friendly set.

Read on...

30-08-2006, 07:49:01

FragTek
Jesus that's fast! Good work to both companies, that's going to be a totally killer set of sticks when paired up. Daaaang.

30-08-2006, 08:19:26

browney
Damn I so need a job
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