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The Gainward GF4 PowerPack! Ultra/750XP Golden Sample!
An Awesome Card With an Insane Bundle...

By - Marco Chiappetta
June 20, 2002 

If you're like us, no matter how fast a product is, running it at it's default clock speed is simply not an option!  We spent a little time overclocking with our Gainward GF4 Ultra 750 / XP Golden Sample before wrapping things up....

Overclocking with the Gainward GeForce 4 Ultra/750XP
Pushing Hardware to it's Limit!

 

The Gainward GF4 Ultra 750 / XP's default clock speeds are 300MHz for the core and 650MHz DDR (325MHz. x 2) for the memory.  Using the EXPERTool to put the card in 'Enhanced Mode" cranks things up to 310MHz / 680MHz.  Knowing there was still more performance yet to be had, I increased the clock speeds further and was able to hit a top core clock speed of 326MHz with the memory clocked at 726MHz!  This particular card was one of the best overclocking GF4s we have seen to date.  With the clock speeds turned up, we wan 3DMark 2001 SE again.  Performance went up across the board, gaining a few hundred points at all resolutions.

So, after testing the Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack! Ultra 750 / XP ViVo Golden Sample, what do we think of this card?  Now there's a question that's very easy to answer.   This card is awesome.  The performance of this card was on par or better than every other GeForce 4 Ti 4600 we have tested, and it's bundle was fantastic.  The included software, 3D glasses and IEEE-1394 card add a lot of value to this product, without adding significantly to the price.  As of today this card can be found on Pricewatch.Com for $335 US, a competing card from Visiontek was priced at $315 US.  To us spending the extra $20 is a no-brainer when you consider the bundle and guaranteed higher clock speeds.  We give the Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack! Ultra 750 / XP ViVo Golden Sample a HotHardware Heat Meter rating of 9.5.

Based on it's excellent bundle, overclocking potential and it's top-notch performance we're also giving this card an Editor's Choice award!

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