Gainward Bliss 8800 Ultra
Published: 18th July 2007 | Source: Gainward | Price: |
Author: Matt Kemp
Overclocking on the nVidia cards was performed using Rivatuner Release 2. Overclocking on the HD 2900 XT was performed using the AMD GPU Overclocking Tool. Again note that I am only using 2 x 6 PIN PCI-e power dongles and not a 6 PIN and an 8 PIN PCI-e power dongle as advised by AMD/ATI.
A test run of 3DMark06 was performed after the overclock to verify stability and also if the OC was worth the time.
Note that no hard or soft mods were performed on the card apart from setting the higher clocks.
Here's how the cards stacked up as far as overclocking was concerned:
Still, an OC of 680/2300 for the 8800 Ultra wasn't too shabby.
I ran a quick 3DMark06 to see how the overclock went and what the advantages were.