Overclocking Results


To overclock the 8800GTS I had to use Rivatuner version 16.2 beta. Whereas before I would use the coolbits reg tweak for a "quick OC" nVidia have disabled this in the control panel and even using nTune this does not seem to want to work. Still: I got some nice results from Rivatuner! Stability was made sure of by RTHDRIBL and a couple of 3DMark06 runs.

The Result

Let's see what was achieved over the stock clocks of 500/1600:

xfx 8800gts overclock

A stonking 658/868 (1736Mhz effective). That's an impressive 158MHz on the core and 136MHz on the memory. After achieving this easy overclock with no volt mods I took a look to see how this would affect a 3DMark06 run.

3DMark06 Overclocked

How did it do?

xfx 8800gts 3dmark06 overclocked

An improvement of 889 3DMarks over the stock settings is very healthy indeed. Put the card under some good watercooling or phase change and we have an awesome card. XFX are well known for their very overclockable cards and it looks like this is no exception!

EDIT: Please read

Upod discussion with a few people I decided to try clocking the card a bit higher. I managed a higher and still bench/game stable: 658/1003 (2006Mhz effective)

xfx 8800GTS overclock

I have no idea why this didn't quite get this far in the first try, but as you can see an effective memory clock of over 2000MHz was managed. The core was the same and the 3DMark score only differed by an extra 50 marks.

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Most Recent Comments

05-03-2007, 13:15:42

Excellent review Kemp.

Definatly made a good read Quote

05-03-2007, 14:06:56

looks like a good deal, does that GTS

but i am waiting to get a X1950XTX, when the R600 comes out, the price should plumit!

or so i hope Quote

05-03-2007, 14:25:07

Hey Kempez, do you thing a XFX XXX 320Mb version would be better than a regular 640Mb version?Quote

05-03-2007, 14:38:52

I didn't try the 320mb version I'm afraid mark - but I put it in the conclusion as a considerationQuote

05-03-2007, 16:34:36

nice review kemp =P

@ markkleb out of the box, GTX is better, GTS stock is 500 whereas GTX is 550-575. I dont think price/performance wise thou a GTX is worth more to get.Quote

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