let the pictures say it all...
dialed the Athlon straight up to 800MHz.
with the Afterburner from Outside
Loop. This particular CPU we
had, held stable throughout our tests for
hours on end at this frequency. Will
you be able to hit this mark? I
don't know but the Afterburner will let
you find out and some sort of overclock
achievement is almost guaranteed with
Athlons. There just hasn't been a
clean and easy way to achieve it, until
We used an Athlon 500 with a
modification done to it to give it 1/3
cache division. This is something
that sometimes has to be done to get the
cache stable on the Athlon Module at
800MHz. The Afterburner takes care
of the core tweaks and the core was very
stable at 800MHz. Your CPU may or
may not need this tweak.
how about a little Sandra action for our
new MHz. Monster? Click 'em!
numbers need no explanation but I'll give
you two words... Damn fast!
what the heck. How about a little
GeForce SDR/Athlon Quake 3 Arena lovin'?
were taken on our standard Athlon test bed
system which includes an MSI MS6167
Motherboard and 128MB of PC133 SDRAM.
We also used the Elsa Erazor X GeForce SDR
AGP card with 32MB of standard SDRAM on
board. Needless to say these are
some fantastic scores especially due to
the fact that these were taken on the Full
Release version of Quake 3 Arena which is
much more power hungry than the demo tests
that were released earlier this
folks, we're going to break out a whole
new rating for this review that will be
the Hot Hardware rating metric for all
reviews moving forward. Ladies and
Gents, I give you, THE HEAT METER!
Loop Afterburner scores a Hot
Hardware Heat Meter Rating of 9.5
a name like "The Afterburner",
how could it fail? :)