Re: Geforce 6800NU overclocking
I didn't get huge increases in actual gaming performance OCing my 6800NU, but I'm pretty happy with it's performance at stock speeds anyway:
UT2003 Holy Sh*t settings (all highest), 4X 8X, sound on, nVidia on "Quality":
Flyby 126fps Botmatch 68fps
Flyby 68fps Botmatch 43fps
Flyby 158fps Botmatch 74fps
Flyby 82fps Botmatch 49fps
To me, I don't know if it's worth the 20% OC to get 10% higher botmatch performance? I don't think OCing this card is going to get you above it's 12X10 optimum performance threshold, and I don't think you'd notice the difference at 12X10.
That being said, I'm most impressed with this thing's out of the box performance at the $300 price point. A very nice performance increase over the 5800U/9800P I spent the first half of the year with.
When you throw in the gains I saw with SM3, the 6800NU is just a great bargain.