A few days ago we shared with you our achievements during overclocking of Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS series graphics cards (for details see our article called Extreme Voltmodding of the Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS DDR-2 256MB Reference Graphics Cards). We achieved considerable core frequency growth, but the memory frequency grew up but slightly, and it was the memory frequency that prevented us from progressing further. Our recommendation in that article was to look for GeForce 7600 GS cards with GDDR3 memory. We hoped such memory would be better at overclocking and would provide a bigger performance growth.
And now we’ve got a graphics card with such memory on board. It is Gainward Bliss 7600 GS 256MB Golden Sample.
I think you may be interested in that product and its overclockability. This card will be compared with its potential market opponents, an ordinary GeForce 7600 GS with DDR2 memory and a full-featured GeForce 7600 GT.
Let’s learn more about the Bliss and see if it profits much from its faster memory.
Package and Accessories
This graphics card comes in a rather large box designed in the new colors of the Gainward brand:
The box contains:
- Graphics card
- Cable for connecting to a TV-set
- DVI → D-Sub adapter
- CD with drivers
- PowerDVD 5
- Quick Start guide