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jAkUp
08-05-05, 01:04 PM
Keep in mind these are very early tests.

AMD Athlon FX55
EVGA GeForce 7800 GTX KO Edition

Max OC on the EVGA was 503MHz/1.33GHz. Max OC on a reference board was 492MHz/1.3GHz. Both have Samsung memory chips rated for 600MHz (1.2GHz).

For the performance tests each card was at stock speeds -(450MHz/1.2GHz vs. 490MHz/1.3GHz).

For the thermal tests, both cards were clocked at 490MHz/1.3GHz.

The performance tests are suprising. I did not realize that a slight bump in clockspeed would give you nearly 600 points more in 3DMark05. In any event, 490MHz/1.3GHz with a lifetime warranty? I'll take 2.

BIOS .rom HERE (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=669790&postcount=22)

:afro:

Ninjaman09
08-05-05, 01:57 PM
Are those first temps with regular stock cooling? I might just overclock my card if that's the case. :)

OWA
08-05-05, 03:06 PM
I think it is. I've been thinking of trying that myself.

|MaguS|
08-05-05, 03:10 PM
WoW if those thermal tests are right then the KO is just crap... almost no benefit to having it. Rather get the new Asus 7800GTX if they can be SLi'd that is...

jAkUp
08-05-05, 03:10 PM
Yes those are with stock cooling

Arto*
08-05-05, 04:24 PM
thinking of getting 2 of those :D

rohit
08-05-05, 04:37 PM
KO and Excitement... This shows Nv did a wonderfull job with the cooler. :thumbsup

Ninjaman09
08-05-05, 04:43 PM
WoW if those thermal tests are right then the KO is just crap... almost no benefit to having it. Rather get the new Asus 7800GTX if they can be SLi'd that is...
The benefit is 490/1300 under lifetime warranty.

toxikneedle
08-05-05, 05:21 PM
The benefit is 490/1300 under lifetime warranty.
Exactly. It won't be long til the KO goes down to around 500 and itll be a good buy. I know someone who bought a stock 7800GTX (don't remember brand) and he can't even reach 480... so having 490 stock is pretty high.

anthonyl
08-05-05, 05:47 PM
WoW if those thermal tests are right then the KO is just crap... almost no benefit to having it. Rather get the new Asus 7800GTX if they can be SLi'd that is...

I have 2 x Asus 7800GTX's and yes they are in SLI.

Xguy
08-05-05, 06:52 PM
The benefit is 490/1300 under lifetime warranty.

No benefit over the regular , cause software overclocking does not void your warranty, so if you have regular 7800GTX you still have the life time warranty, and you can overclok it to 490/1300 (I tried it on mines).

I was all excited about the KO myself and I was ready to use the step up program, but it looks like I will wait till the very end of the grace period and pray for something better to come out before sep 22nd :D

jAkUp
08-05-05, 07:30 PM
Max OC on the eVGA was 503/1.33GHz. Max OC on a refrence board was 492/1.3GHz. Both of the memory modules are Samsung chips rated for 600MHz (1.2GHz)

The card got a 3DMark score of 8,635

ynnek
08-05-05, 08:26 PM
well.. I'm pretty sure software overclocking does, since it theoretically accelerates wear.... but since its not really enforcable.........

A normal 7800GTX isn't guaranteed to run at 490/1300.. and its a bit shady if you return a card because it won't.



No benefit over the regular , cause software overclocking does not void your warranty, so if you have regular 7800GTX you still have the life time warranty, and you can overclok it to 490/1300 (I tried it on mines).

I was all excited about the KO myself and I was ready to use the step up program, but it looks like I will wait till the very end of the grace period and pray for something better to come out before sep 22nd :D

Banko
08-06-05, 11:44 PM
Jakup those 3dmark scores seem a little low. My 7800GTX does 8400 at stock speeds and breaks 9000 just a tad bit with the overclock.

jAkUp
08-07-05, 12:40 AM
Its probably your memory... Are you running quality settings? I ran those tests multiple times and thats the scores that were received.

Remember, a 7800GTX gets around 7800 points at stock.

Crazy Chuckster
08-07-05, 11:31 AM
Hey jAkUp, any chance that you could give us that bios from the KO card? I would love to flash my card to the KO bios.

If you would drop me a PM.

jAkUp
08-07-05, 08:41 PM
Hmmm... good idea, I will try and see if I can rip the BIOS off it monday.

Crazy Chuckster
08-08-05, 10:53 AM
Hmmm... good idea, I will try and see if I can rip the BIOS off it monday.

Sweet! Hook us up :)

Ruined
08-08-05, 11:14 AM
WoW if those thermal tests are right then the KO is just crap... almost no benefit to having it. Rather get the new Asus 7800GTX if they can be SLi'd that is...

explain how running 40mhz faster core speed and 100mhz faster memory speed at one degree cooler than the reference cooler at slower speeds is equal to no benefit? :confused:

Xguy
08-08-05, 12:14 PM
explain how running 40mhz faster core speed and 100mhz faster memory speed at one degree cooler than the reference cooler at slower speeds is equal to no benefit? :confused:

I'll explain, that one degree cooler is compared to the original one OC'ed read the post above carefully.
so the ko at 490/1300 is one degree cooler then the vanila at the same speed 490/1300.

;)

FraGTastiK
08-08-05, 01:23 PM
looks cool I just hope they make the cooler purchasable for the people who bought the original eVGA 7800.

btw I see the benefit of the new KO cooler over the stock cooler not just in 1 degree difference at 490/1300 but when both original and the KO go under heavy load (sustained hours of gameplay in closed case conditions).

that's when the higher termal profile of Cu plus the implemetation of heatpipes in the cooler really works and manages to remove the accumulated heat off of the gpu at a faster rate than the stock cooler.

oh and the warranty for those speeds is a good +

jAkUp
08-08-05, 01:58 PM
Here we go :) 7800GTX KO Edition bios .rom. Standard clockspeeds of 490MHz/1.3GHz.

Xguy
08-08-05, 02:20 PM
[QUOTE=|White|Mute|]looks cool I just hope they make the cooler purchasable for the people who bought the original eVGA 7800.

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you can step-up yours and get the KO with the warranty and all, rather then buy the cooler and risk voiding the warranty, they will give you what you paid for exactly, in my case I paid 599 for each card if I were to use step-up today I would only have to pay $11.00 shipping per card, and I will get 2 KO's, but I want to wait to see if it worth the trouble first.

Buenamos
08-08-05, 02:26 PM
Yes, u can use the step-up program but I'm going to wait and see if they release an ultra instead. I mean we have 3 months so why waste the upgrade now?

Xguy
08-08-05, 03:23 PM
Yes, u can use the step-up program but I'm going to wait and see if they release an ultra instead. I mean we have 3 months so why waste the upgrade now?
yep exactly I'm hoping if any new cards come out will be before sep/22nd cause this is when my 90 days end.