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ATI's Radeon X1800 XT Breaks 1 GHz Speed Barrier

ATI's Radeon X1800 XT Breaks 1 GHz Speed Barrier news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages

By Steve Dougherty on Oct 27, 2005 08:23 pm CDT - 1 min, 5 secs reading time

A bunch of hardc0re overclockers in Finland have just made headlines as they push the (already very high) GPU/MEM clocks of ATI's new flagship X1800 XT well beyond whats ever been recorded for the highest clockspeeds on a video card to date. Hows 1GHz on the GPU and a 940MHz memory speed sound?

A screenshot from the folks over at Nordic Hardware shows the finnish lads also pushing the memory up to that magic 1GHz mark, but unfortunately this began to introduce artifacts apparently.

I'd certainly like a piece of this! But somehow I dont believe the extremeties of the custom-built liquid nitrogen cooling system used to achieve these results would be practical for day-to-day use. Nonetheless, shows you the kind of headroom ATI's latest weapon has tucked away in such an instance.

PORI, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2005-- An independent team of Finnish over-clockers has made world history by over-clocking a graphics processor to engine clock levels above 1 GHz. The record was set on the recently-announced RadeonĀ® X1800 XT graphics processor from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT).

Noted Finnish over-clockers Sampsa Kurri and Ville Suvanto achieved graphics engine clocks of 1.003 GHz and a memory speed of 1.881 GHz (940.50 MHz DDR (dual data-rate) memory clocks) with maximum system stability and no visual artifacts.

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