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Date: February 8th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sapphire
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VIDEOCARD OVERCLOCKING



With a stock value of 650Mhz core and 900Mhz memory set, 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 690Mhz core and 940Mhz memory which resulted in a 40Mhz core and 40Mhz DDR3 overclock. Although the overclock is ok at best, any additional videocard performance will help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:


HIS HD5670
HIS HD5770
XFX HD5770
Sapphire HD5770
Sapphire Vapor-X HD4850
Sapphire HD4850 X2 Check Prices
XFX Black Edition 9800GTX+ Check Prices
XFX HD4770 Check Prices
Sapphire HD 4770 Check Prices
HIS HD4850 iCooler
HIS HD4890 iCooler x4
HIS HD4870 IcQ4+ 1Gb Check Prices


Benchmarking Programs Are:


3DMark Vantage
3DMark2006
Half Life 2 Episode 2 HOC Benchmark
Far Cry 2 ( 8x AA / 16x AF)
Quake Wars: Enemy Territory ( 8x AA / 16x AF)
Devil May Cry 4 ( 8x AA / 16x AF)
Crysis ( 8x AA / 16x AF)
Crysis WarHead ( 8x AA / 16x AF)
Heaven DX11 Benchmark ( 8x AA / 16x AF)

 

 


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