For our benchmarks this time round, we'll be doing things a little differently. First of all, all testing will be done only on our Vista system and we've introduced some new benchmarks as well. But first, these are the specifications of our Vista system:
For the NVIDIA cards, we'll be using the latest ForceWare 180 drivers; whereas to ensure a level playing field, we'll be using the latest Catalyst 8.12 drivers for the cards from ATI. Both ATI and NVIDIA claim that their latest drivers will offer drastic performance increase, especially on the latest games.
The complete list of cards and driver versions tested are as follows:
To fully maximize and tax these high-end cards, we'll also be including some new benchmarks in the form of the latest games, such as Far Cry 2 and Crysis Warhead. The list of what we tested is as follows: