XFX 8800 Ultra "Extreme" Edition

Overclocking

Overclocking

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.

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.

Results

Here's what happened when I started tinkering with clock speeds...

overclocking

The highly factory-overclocked XFX Extreme Edition 8800 Ultra didn't manage to get as high a clock as the other cards here. This is bound to be because XFX are already stretching this card to its limits.

3dmark06 overclocked

A smallish improvement in 3DMark scores shows that the overclocking did have an effect, but not as large as we have seen previously.

Again, as previously stated in other reviews, the cooler hardly ramps up even during heavy overclocking which is always a good bonus.
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Most Recent Comments

25-10-2007, 07:34:56

Mullet
Nice, review Matt.

Would love to have 2 of these in my rig...if only to massage my 3DMark scores in an upward direction.Quote

25-10-2007, 08:35:41

Pat123
Nice review niceeee card.. bit too higher price for me tho...

New cards hitting the shelves next week? is this the 8800GTQuote

25-10-2007, 09:08:48

Ham
Great read as ever kemp.

With these just didn't cost as muchQuote

25-10-2007, 09:35:13

Rastalovich
Great read.

Still don`t like 2 slot gfx approach, but also appreciate the existing situation with that generation, and the cooler is proven.

Nice bundle imo, looked like both GRAW and the Lost Planet will give u something to thrash at immediately. Don`t know what else u would want in a bundle aside from tat.

Don`t like the price, especially with the very good alternatives about.

A little bemused with the release timing too tbh, seeing as XFX do have a number of already great 8800 options out there, but maybe this will be their consolidation card moving forward for the older 8800 models. Knowing perhaps that there isn`t a big enough performance gap between the 8800s about to come out and the existing GTX cards, this could be a reason for them to push this Ultra as far as they can.

Don`t think it`s a good option at this time, imo. Nice overall package, be excellent if it were cheaper - c`mon u`ve made u`r monies out of this range by now.Quote

25-10-2007, 10:47:03

Hatman
I dont think the clock speed boost on that ultra over a normal ultra are enough to justify buying it, if it was 100mhz then yeh, but it isnt.Quote
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