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Old 07-16-04, 11:20 PM   #14
Rollo
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Default 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":

325/700MHz
12X9
Flyby 126fps Botmatch 68fps
16X12
Flyby 68fps Botmatch 43fps

390/832MHz

12X9
Flyby 158fps Botmatch 74fps
16X12
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.
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