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Prolink GeForceFX 5600 256MB "Golden Limited" Review - Overclocking

By: Mike Wright | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 8, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Prolink



To start off with, it should be pointed out that the new GeForceFX series chipsets have become nearly a laughing stock to the enthusiast community. While the new technologies do bring DirectX 9 to the table, there are yet to be any real games using this new API. So how does a manufacturer take this questionable GPU and make it worthwhile? In a word, Overclockability.


If you'll recall back when we were discussing the video board itself, I mentioned that it used 3.3ns Samsung memory modules. Most of the FX5600 boards coming out are using either 3.8ns memory, or even worse, 4ns memory. This faster memory allows us to clock our video board a good bit more aggressively than normal. So I decided to put this theory to the test and start raising the bar with regards to both core and memory speeds.


My result was a stable 360MHz core and 725MHz memory. Compared to the factory default of 325/600, this equates to a 10.7% gain for the core and a very impressive 20.8% gain in memory speeds. I'll bring back the results of the Ti4200 board as well as the FX5600 model being tested today and we'll take a fresh look with the new competition.







Makes a little bit of a difference, doesn't it?


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