Platform Test Setup


Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.67Ghz (4MB L2, 1333fsb, x8 multi)


ASUS P5N32-E SLI, NVIDIA 680i SLI Chipset


2 x 1GB GSkill F2-6400GBHK DDR II set to run @ CL4-4-4-12, DDR2 888MHz, 2T

Graphics Card

Inno3D 8800 Ultra @ 650/1080Mhz

ASUS EN8800GTX @ 576/900Mhz


Scythe Infinity Heatsink

Hard Disk Drive

Seagate 80GB Barracuda SATA Hard Disk Drive


SilverStone Zeus ST65ZF

Operating System & Drivers

Windows XP Pro SP2, Forceware 158.22, Nforce 9.53

 What good does the Ultra do without a good overclock? I ramped up a E6400ES to 1333FSB and clocked the ultra’s core to 650 Mhz while the shader and memory clock remains the same. The comparison is done against the Asus 8800GTX clocked at 576Mhz/900Mhz

The core clock

CPU overclocked!

Settings used in NV panel for the benchmarks except for 3D Mark 05 & 06.