Intel’s Core 2 Duo seems to be all the rage these days. We’d expect a midend to highend PC user to run a lowend Core 2 Duo setup, so we dropped the multiplier on our Core 2 Duo to emulate that.

setup PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

My testbench never got any neater. =X

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 (8X)
  • Intel 975XBX
  • Cosair 5400UL 512MB X2
  • Antec Truepower 550W
  • Hitachi Deskstar 7200RPM 8MB

Drivers/Software

  • Intel 801.1002 Chipset Driver
  • nVIDIA 91.47 ForceWare
  • ATi Catalyst 6.9 (AIB provision)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
  • DirectX 9.0c 2005 Summer Edition

Being the crazier bunch of hardware enthusiasts around, we’ve overclocked our testbed slightly as well. We know you’d do that too. Check out the CPU-Z dump over here.

Drivers and applications recognised the device correctly.

hw PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

sw PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

pp PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

rivaid PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling