Gainward Bliss 7300 GT Golden Sample

Benchmarks and Overclocking


I used the popular gaming benchmarks made by Futuremark to bench all four 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. I am grouping all three benchmarks together on one graph as this card is not really a "benchers card". The individual benchmarks do however have their own use.

* 3DMark03 This is a benchmark that relies heavily on DirectX 8 features. This will give an indication of how the cards will run on games that rely on DX 8.
* 3DMark05 This benchmark requires some more features of directX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
* 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 card and also includes quite a harsh CPU benchmark.


Here are the results obtained:

3dmark results 7300gt

In my opinion the card performed very well in these benchmarks and I was thoroughly impressed with the scores obtained. 1664 is a very reasonable 3DMark06 score, especially for a card that is meant to be low end.


As stated before, I could not get the coolbits registry hack to work with this card. Whether it was my own fault, or the card simply not being enabled for this in nVidia's drivers I do not know. Not giving up I fired up Gainward's excellent "Expert Tool" and used the overclocking facility on this. This worked a treat and the card proved to be a great overclocker, despite only having passive cooling!

overclock 7300gt

487/417 is very good considering the stock clock on this card. That ramps the memory speed up to 834 - pretty high above stock. I ran a 3DMark06 to test whether this would affect the cards 3D performance:

7300gt overclocked 3dmark06

That's a pretty impressive score over stock. The card was a very nice overclocker. Remember this is with stock silent cooling and no volt-mods at all!

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Most Recent Comments

23-07-2006, 12:57:44

looks good but on page2 in an image it says cooling: fan(one slot)

liked the overclocked chart with the nonoverclocked score, easier to get a good look Quote

23-07-2006, 12:59:09

Yeah it does doesn't it?

Ah well: it's from Gainwards websiteQuote

23-07-2006, 13:03:46

Great review m8. Card is kinda... eh. I was thinkin bout getting one to replace the X800 128MB PCI-E in my spare rig, but after looking at benches my X800 rips it a new one :O.Quote

23-07-2006, 13:09:53

Well it's a low-end card so it's not going to be the very best..Quote

23-07-2006, 13:17:41

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Ah well: it's from Gainwards website
Gainward should have done better than that, passive cooling sounds much better than one slot fan.Quote

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