Gainward Bliss Golden Sample 7950GT 512mb

Overclocking Results

Page <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 12/11/06
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Gainward

Overclocking Results

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.

The Result

Let's see how the Gainward "Golden Sample" did in overclocking:

gainward 7950 gt golden sample overclock

Memory: 1701
Core: 677

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:

gainward 7950 gt golden sample

An impressive increase of 657 3dMarks. Very nice I must say and worthy of the "Golden Sample" mantle. Gainward also do a "Goes Like Hell Edition" which promises even higher clocks.

Impressive to say the least.

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Most Recent Comments

23-07-2006, 12:57:44

looks good but on page2 in an image it says cooling: fan(one slot)

liked the overclocked chart with the nonoverclocked score, easier to get a good look Quote

23-07-2006, 12:59:09

Yeah it does doesn't it?

Ah well: it's from Gainwards websiteQuote

23-07-2006, 13:03:46

Great review m8. Card is kinda... eh. I was thinkin bout getting one to replace the X800 128MB PCI-E in my spare rig, but after looking at benches my X800 rips it a new one :O.Quote

23-07-2006, 13:09:53

Well it's a low-end card so it's not going to be the very best..Quote

23-07-2006, 13:17:41

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Ah well: it's from Gainwards website
Gainward should have done better than that, passive cooling sounds much better than one slot fan.Quote

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