Performance in Gaming Applications: Evaluating the Gains
So let’s now check what advantages extreme overclocking brings to the high-end graphics cards in modern games and applications.
Overclocking brings us small profits in RTCW: Enemy Territory. Volt-modding adds 2fps for the SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 XT in 1024x768. GeForce FX 5950 Ultra wins the highest resolution, adding 10fps due to volt-modding. ATI’s Overdrive technology gives no perceptible performance advantage. So, we can conclude that this particular game is more dependent on the processor speed, rather than the graphics card performance.
We get different results after turning full-screen anti-aliasing (FSAA) and anisotropic filtering on. RADEON 9800 XT produces the same fps when simply overclocked and when volt-modded. The same happens to GeForce FX 5950 Ultra. Overdrive looks useless again.