XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition 512mb

Overclocking

Overclocking

Overclocking was performed using Nvidia's drivers and the nTune plugin. No hard or soft mods were performed on the cards and overclocking in this way is meant to represent an "easy overclock", giving value for money on each card without making too much effort. With an ambient room temperature of 28°C and a card already heavily overclocked, I had a feeling this wasn't going to be too easy.
 
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I was actually surprised how much I managed to squeeze out of the XFX Black edition. Achieving a respectable 806/1202 in the freaky England spring heat, it didn't do too badly at all.
 
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The overclock produced a small gain in points in 3dmark06. Nothing to shout too loudly about, but not a bad increase.
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12-05-2008, 14:46:19

ionicle
good review

and nice card

summet that the people with the money, and wanting performance must have then...Quote

12-05-2008, 14:58:37

FarFarAway
And the people wanting to have overclocked, hand picked GPU's backed up by an excellent warranty and support packageQuote

12-05-2008, 15:23:13

Rastalovich
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Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
And the people wanting to have overclocked, hand picked GPU's backed up by an excellent warranty and support package
Yeah I`d go along with that tbh.

It`s a great review, and I have to be honest with ya`ll, my experiences of oc`ing the 8800GT alpha weren`t the best - and I don`t really put it down totally to the hardware, more the tools required to do it also.

I`d probably be more inclined, in the current climate (things can change of course) to get something above the reference clock and see what minimal % I can go higher than that.

Looking at the price, I don`t think it`s too bad. I can remember my card be around £225 on release.

Good stuff. Good single card imo.Quote

13-05-2008, 02:33:47

w3bbo
Nice in depth review Kempez. Strange results in FEAR Max fps lol.

Cue Hudson with his Alien motion tracker : 'It's reading right man look'...

Hicks : 'Well you're not reading it right!'

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13-05-2008, 06:14:36

Phunky
The COD4 results seem strange to me i get basicly the same if not better results on my 320mb 8800 GTS!Quote
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