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Gainward PowerPack! Ultra/2100 Geforce 6800 Golden Sample 128MB Review - Page 6 of 7

OVERCLOCKING
Though the card is overclocked out of the box, it's pretty much a sure thing that more performance could be squeezed out of this PCB. Gainward supplied their ExperTool software with the card to use for overclocking.

This useful utility not only allows overclocking control, but also monitor calibration, color correction, and desktop tweak options. The only gripe is that this card works just fine at the Gainward specified maximum frequencies. Huh? Of course, that would sound like a good thing if I didn't tell you that the card operates safely without artifacts at 400 core, 850 memory. The EXperTool software only allows for core speed adjustment up to 375MHz, 25 less than the card can do using coolbits2. So, basically, this card is capable of 75mhz over the nVidia core spec for the 6800NU, and 150mhz over the nVidia memory spec of the 6800NU. In a word, great.

COMPARE CARD

Lots of budget-minded enthusiasts are wondering how this card stacks up against the high-end of the previous generation. I do not have an nv35/38 at my disposal, however, I do have an nv30. That's right, the infamous 2-slot 500/1000 tank of a video card. Driver 66.00 was also used on the 5800U, and in the performance chart, 8xAF is used in place of 16xAF, since that's all the FX line can do. Also, the *** in the Savage column denotes that the 5800U for some reason could not access the 16x12 resolution in that game.
 

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Last Updated on September 27, 2004


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