Motherboard: MSI P45D3 Platinum ( Ustupio: MSI );
Processor: Intel Core 2 QX9770 Extreme edition at 3.6GHz ( Ustupio: Intel );
Memory: Corsair Dominator 12800 7-7-7-24 ( Ustupio: Corsair);
HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300G 10,000RPM ( Ustupio: SmoothCreation );
Driver: ForceWare 195.50, Catalyst CCC 9.10 Vista 32 SP1
3Dmark06 sees Gainward GT 240 lose to 9800GT and HD 4770 by 17% and 14%, respectively. We must admit that GDDR5 memory was a great move by Gainward, and it shows on the results. Geforce 9600GSO is about 7% slower.
Vantage tests rate Gainward GT 240 GS much better than Geforce 9600GSO, and it wins by as much as 40%. The same tests see Geforce 9800GT running almost on par with Gainward GT 240 GS, whereas Radeon HD 4770 is faster by about 30%.