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Old 12-22-04, 10:31 AM   #6
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Default Re: 6800GT stuttering

Originally Posted by Chippy
Isn't it reasonable that if you are an enthusiast, and you have really good environment for your kit to work in - rock solid power supply, great cooling etc etc - that the kit should actually do a bit better than "spec"?
No, because hardware is engineered according to specifications set forth by NVIDIA. The GeForce 6800 GT was designed to run at a 350 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory. Anything you get above and beyond that is simply a bonus. What you believe your card should be capable of is irrelevant. While BFG does cater a lot of its business towards the enthusiasts, this group only constitutes a small fraction of the market. They want to appeal to the broadest range possible to produce and push as many units out the door as they can so the most people can buy them. That's simple business theory. Focusing only on such a small target group would be suicide considering the tough competition they face.

What's *irritating* is that I know it will do so much more. 440MHz is no problem for this card with my other components.
Perhaps when you had the card clocked so high you were doing damage to it that you couldn't see. And that's your own dumb fault.
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