setup includes Windows XP SP1a, DirectX 9.0b, Cat 3.10 driver for the
9600SE and 9600XT, and nVidia 53.03 driver for the 5600 Ultra. All benchmarks
were completed with no other software programs running. For overclocking
the video card, we used the RadClocker. The desktop resolution of our
system was set to 1024x768x32. A brief description of each test run will
be provided at the beginning of each test section.
test was run 3 times in a row and the average is shown as the result.
We ran the following benchmarks:
We have been informed that we can not show you any 3dMark2003 results
which include use of the NVidia 53.03 WHQL certified driver. Since we
think using the current publicly available drivers for all our products
in our tests is most important, we have pulled the results for 3dMark2003
and will not be replacing the results with the use of a “drivers
that fulfill requirements of Futuremark Optimization Guidelines”.
A more detailed explanation can be found HERE.
can tell by looking at the chart below the graph, the 9600SE at default
performs about like the 9600XT at 12×10 and 4xAA.
shows the default scores, and the little chart below the graph shows the
results of all the settings we tested.
the 9600SE shows much less performance potential than it’s relatives in
the next marketing class.
Next we will see how performance is with gaming benchmarks!