NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS: Unified Powerhouses

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Overclocking the new GeForces

As we neared the end of our testing, we spent a little time overclocking the new GeForce 8800 GTS and GTX cards using the clock frequency slider available within NVIDIA's Forceware drivers, after enabling the "Coolbits" registry tweak.

Overclocking the GeForce 8800s
(Fast 3D Video Cards) + Overclocking = Even Faster Cards


GeForce 8800 GTX: Stock=576MHz GPU/1800MHz Mem | Overclocked=626MHz GPU/1900MHz Mem
GeForce 8800 GTS: Stock=513MHz GPU/1584MHz Mem | Overclocked=563MHz GPU/1684MHz Mem

 


GeForce 8800 GTX: Stock=576MHz GPU/1800MHz Mem | Overclocked=626MHz GPU/1900MHz Mem
GeForce 8800 GTS: Stock=513MHz GPU/1584MHz Mem | Overclocked=563MHz GPU/1684MHz Mem

We were pleasantly surprised by the overclockability of both of the new GeForce 8800 series cards, but had some interesting results. We were able to take the GeForce 8800 GTX up from its stock GPU core and memory clock frequencies of 576MHz / 1.8GHz to 626MHz / 1.9GHz. And we were able to take the GeForce 8800 GTS up from its default GPU and memory clocks of 513MHz / 1584MHz, to 563MHz / 1684MHz, core and memory clock frequency increases of 50MHz and 100MHz, respectively, for both cards. We suspect there is actually a little more left in the tank with these cards, and will experiment with retail product and third-party overclocking tools in the near future.


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