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Thursday, 24 May 2007 15:14

Gainward BLISS 8500GT goes up to 760 MHz - 3.Testing and Overclocking

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: 600MHz core with DDR3 memory

 


Testing i Overclocking


We compared the 8500GT with the Asus 8600GT which is a reference clocked card, more here. The 8500GT is a cheaper card, so don’t expect too much.

Overclocking this already overclocked card gave us a performance boost of about 20% in the tested games. We raised the speed from 600MHz to 760MHz, which is a 310MHz overclock compared to the default 450MHz frequency.

While playing the games, we didn’t go above 730MHz, due to stability issues. The memory worked at 1460MHz. We tested Quake 4 and FEAR and at the end we tried Lost Planet. FEAR being one of the most demanding games on the market, could easily be played with this card. 

 

3DMarks 

   

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

3DMark 03

Game2

Game3

Game4

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

11196

89.3

69.7

64.2

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

15247

105.5

88.7

107.0

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Vertex Shader

Pixel Shader 2.0

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

2164.8

3721.2

34.0

164.4

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

2023.7

7028.5

55.1

168.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

3DMark 05

Game1

Game2

Game3

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

6327

30.0

19.2

28.1

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

8924

38.5

28.7

41.2

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Pixel Shader

VS/VS
complex

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

2230.7

4196.0

85.4

88.4/74.7

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

2166.7

7399.2

140.1

63.0/95.1

 


The 8500GT has fewer shader processors than the 8600GT, and that has the biggest impact on performance. The performance difference is obvious in multi texturing results that are almost 50% less with the 8500GT. What that means in real-life, we’ll see further down.
 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 06

3DMark 06

 

 

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

3101

 

 

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 760/1480 MHz

3717

 

 

 

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

4513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SM2.0 Test

Score

GT1

GT2

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

1189

9.352

10.467

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 760/1480 MHz

1462

11.490

12.875

 

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

1830

14.549

15.958

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDR/SM3.0 Test

Score

HDR1

HDR2

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

1079

9.029

12.558

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 760/1480 MHz

1299

11.007

14.970

 

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

1590

14.094

17.709

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Test

Score

CPU1

CPU2

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 600/1400 MHz

2640

0.834

1.337

 

Gainward BLISS 8500GT PCX 760/1480 MHz

2639

0.833

1.337

 

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

2631

0.830

1.333

 


The overall 3Dmark06 result shows us that the overclocked 8500GT (760/1460MHz) is 20% faster than at the default Gainward clocks. Even if the overclocked card works at speeds far beyond the Asus 8600GT, this card can't compete with the better and €40 more expensive Asus card.

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