Giants is certainly one of the
nicest looking games around. The scenery is stunning,
particularly with AA set at either Quincunx or 4X.
Now we'll move on to some
overclocking before we start running the benchmarks...
Elsa Gladiac 920 GeForce 3 Video Card
Taking it to the
Using the coolbits registry tweak, we were able to raise the core speed from the default 200MHz. to an
impressive 245MHz. The DDR-RAM shipped at a default 460MHz. which we were
able to push to an equally impressive 555MHz. Overall, we were looking at
a performance increase of over 20%. This may not be the highest we've overclocked a GeForce 3 but these gains are very respectable
surpassing the default clock speeds of the new Ti 500's. One thing we must
note however, is that the thermal interface material used was in fact Artic
Silver compound, since the thermal pad that Elsa applied at the factory, was
essentially destroyed, when we went to inspect the junction area between the GPU
and the sink.