Chaintech GeForce AA6800 Apogee Review - Page 7 of 7
By Jonathan Martini - October 31, 2004
Since the AA6800 ships from the manufacturer already overclocked fairly aggressively, I wasn't expecting to get much more out of the card. For reiteration purposes, the core is clocked at 358MHz, 33MHz over the standard 325MHz while the memory is already running at 770MHz, 70 MHz higher than the standard 6800 speed.
AA6800 Apogee Clock Speeds
The overclocking results in both departments were fairly paltry, a measly 10MHz on the memory and 8 MHz on the core. Nothing that's really worth displaying over the already increased performance of the AA6800. However when compared with the increase in clock speed over a standard 6800, the total overclock is fairly noteworthy.
Chaintech has a very nice solution on their hand. The Chaintech GeForce AA6800 Apogee is an above-average GeForce 6800-based card. Its performance is improved over the rest of the pack due to its aggressive clock and memory speeds provided by the manufacturer.
The software applications bundled are the standard fare, however the bundled Comandos 3 game should be replaced with a more mainstream game that will push the AA6800. The extra hardware bundled is greatly appreciated as both an S-Video and Composite TV-out cable are provided, as well as a Molex-Y which may be useful to some. By far the coolest little addition is the Q-Ball monitor cleaner.
The AA6800 sports the larger of the two types of coolers available for the GeForce 6800 and its heatsink fins are copper, which aid in the cooling process and help the card's stability at its higher clock speeds. You should definitely not overlook the Chaintech GeForce AA6800 Apogee should be in the market for a new 6800-based video card.