Gainward Bliss Golden Sample 7950GT 512mb
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Gainward
Overclocking was performed via the usual and very easy nVidia "coolbits" reg hack (see here for a "how to"). No volt mods were performed on the card (either hard or soft mods) and this shows us standardised overclocking across all cards reviewed. Remember that an overclock can be dependent on the specific GPU used.
Let's see how the Gainward "Golden Sample" did in overclocking:
That's an overclock of 97MHz on the core and 201MHz on the memory, with stock voltages.
I haven't talked about "Golden Sample" cards but let's just say that this is an impressive overclock with no voltage adjustment at all. This looks to be a "cherry picked" GPU with some awesome clocks in store if the card gets put under water or phase.
3dMark06 Overclocked result
To test this awesome overclock I fired up 3dMark06 and saw how the card did. Let's take a look: