SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 XT ULTIMATE Edition Extreme Overclocking: Myths and Reality. Page 24
[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.
The Mother Nature test is a big problem for any graphics card that is poor at processing pixel shaders version 2.0. Sky-high frequencies can’t help GeForce FX 5950 Ultra here. Extreme overclocking brings in little advantage again.
Overclocking adds some speed to the cards when FSAA and anisotropic filtering are on, but they still perform slowly. Through extreme overclocking RADEON 9800 XT managed to hit the 30fps mark, though.
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