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Releasing the Beasts - Overclocking the GeForce 8800's

It's time to Release the Beasts - we overclock a couple of GeForce 8800 graphics cards and share our results with you!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 16, 2006 5:00 am

 

Introduction

 

It's clear that the power on offer from the new GeForce 8800GTS and GTX beasts is more than enough for most people, though honestly - who cares? There is nothing wrong with wanting more power and this is where overclocking comes in.

 

We did have intentions to do a little piece on overclocking in our XFX article but we thought that we would dive into it more. We took some extra time see exactly what we can expect from the GeForce 8800 graphics cards when it comes to overclocking. Since all cards are practically all coming out of the same factory, you would think it's safe to assume that most cards are going to sit quite close together when it comes to overclocking.

 

The main thing we want to know today; can the 8800 GTS, which sits significantly cheaper, come in and match or even beat GTX performance at stock speeds? And if it does, how much further can the 8800 GTX go to make it worth your while to spend those extra hard earned dollars on it, as opposed to the GTS variant?

 

In this article we're not going to look at the graphics cards, we've already done that. Instead we will have a quick look at our test system setup and what we got with our overclocks. From there it's straight into the benchmarks as that's all we really need to see here today.

 

Let's get overclocking!

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS, (640 MB) Graphic Card

 

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