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Date: July 5th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Axle
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VIDEOCARD OVERCLOCKING



With a stock value of 625Mhz core, 1360Mhz shader and 800Mhz DDR2 memory set, using MSI AfterBurner I tried to push the card to its 100% stable ceiling. Through several hours of testing and benchmarking, I finally found a 100% stable overclock of 675Mhz core and 1410Mhz shader and 970Mhz DDR2 memory which resulted in an 50Mhz core, 50Mhz shader and 170Mhz DDR2 overclock.


Although this isn't' a huge overclock, it is additional performance for no more money invested. Let's see if the benchmarking shows a difference.

 

VIDEOCARD BENCHMARKING



The Testbed is comprised of:


Intel QX9770 Extreme Quad Core 3.2Ghz Processor Check Prices
Gigabyte P35-DS4 Premium Motherboard Check Prices
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2Gig PC-8500 DDR2 Memory Check Prices
Windows Vista Ultimate Premium Check Prices
Maxtor 250gig SATA-150 HD Check Prices


PCI Express Videocards Benchmarked Against:


Sapphire Ultimate HD 5550
Asus ENGT240
Axle GT 220


Benchmarking Programs Are:


3DMark Vantage
3DMark2006
Far Cry 2 ( 2x AA / 4x AF)
Quake Wars: Enemy Territory ( 2x AA / 4x AF)
Devil May Cry 4 ( 2x AA / 4x AF)
Crysis ( 2x AA / 4x AF)
Crysis WarHead ( 2x AA / 4x AF)
Stalker: Call of Pripyat DX10 Benchmark ( 2x AA / 4x AF)

 

 


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