SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 XT ULTIMATE Edition Extreme Overclocking: Myths and Reality. Page 10
[01/21/2004 11:02 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin
In this article we are going to tell you about volt-modding techniques for the today’s top graphics accelerators based on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and ATI RADEON 9800 XT. Among the benchmarks results you will find the performance numbers for the nominal frequencies, overdrive mode (for ATI RADEON 9800 XT), during regular overclocking and after extreme volt-modding of the voltage regulators according to our unique methodology.
As you might have guessed, volt-modding is most effective, but there is little difference between overclocked and modded SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 XT, while the modded GeForce FX 5950 Ultra did much better than the non-modded but overclocked self. The performance of GeForce FX greatly depends on the frequency and the 85MHz difference between simple and extreme overclocking is valuable enough.
RADEON 9800 XT gets more from extreme overclocking when FSAA is enabled. This mode requires more memory bandwidth, and the RADEON card has slower memory than the GeForce FX.
Comments currently: 6
Discussion started: 01/22/04 02:10:43 PM
Latest comment: 11/07/07 05:44:49 PM
Add your Comment
Enter your username and e-mail address. Password will be sent to you.