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Old October 29, 2007, 07:13 AM
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The review of the EVGA 8800GT 512MB Superclocked Edition has been posted.

Please use this thread to post your comments and questions. In addition, this first post will also be used to post additional performance numbers as well as overclocking figures and a few other little tidbits.

Here is the link to the review: EVGA 8800GT 512MB Superclocked Edition Review


OVERCLOCKING

After hours of trying to find a stable clock rate that would run all of the benchmarks at stable settings we finally came up with one heck of an overclock. Please note that this was done on the stock cooler. In addition, nTune was used to achieve the overclocks you see here.

Final overclock:

Core: 744Mhz
Memory: 1009Mhz (2018Mhz)

This represents a 95Mhz overclock from the Superclocked speeds (and an earth-shattering 144Mhz overclock from the stock 8800GT core speed. Unfortunately, the memory didn't overclock as well as I thought it might which may be due to EVGA specing tighter timings on the ram modules since they run at 1900Mhz instead of their rated 2Ghz. Nonetheless, we were able to overclock the ram to 2.018Ghz which is an incredible 218Mhz over a stock 8800GT's speeds.

As for the shader clock, none of the overclocking tools we can use to increase the shader clock worked with Vista x64. So, it was left where EVGA has overclocked it.

Edit: Also please note that Rivatuner does not work with the drivers we have been using

Lets run some benches!!

3Dmark06



The overclock has netted us OVER 1000 more points from 3DMark06! Not too shabby!!


Company of Heroes DX10





Without a doubt, Company of Heroes in DX10 mode ses quite a jump in frame rates...especially at lower resolutions.

And now, for the one you have all been waiting for....CRYSIS!!!


Crysis DX10





I wasn't expecting much here but the overclock made Crysis SO much more playable at 1600x1200 resolution. It brought the frame rates above the magical 30FPS mark with high settings.

Without a doubt the overclocking potential on this card is HUGE. It will be interesting to see what I can coax out of the 8800GT once I begin overclocking the shader clock and I switch out the stock cooler. Speaking of the stock cooler, I SERIOUSLY recommend you look into getting a different cooler for this card if you plan on overclocking.


More to come!!!! Stay tuned!!!!!!

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Old October 29, 2007, 07:22 AM
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Old October 29, 2007, 07:48 AM
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Nice graphics card....runs pretty hot though. Glad you could get the latest Crysis demo in. I wonder what its like in SLI?
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I have had some questions asking what resolutions were used. Please note that the resolutions are INDICATED IN THE GRAPH. Granted, they are a bit small but they are there. As for us using only a 8800GTS 320MB and HD2900XT....talk to the GPU companies who on the whole refuse to answer any of our emails. All of the cards you see were BOUGHT with money from our own pockets so we were limited with what we can show you. Granted, the 8800GT was given to us by NCIX but that's about it.
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Resolutions seemed clear enough to me?

As the two reference cards have been tested ad nauseam against all other current offerings, they are a good reference for the performance of this GT.
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Doing a quick check since I think my server or ISP is playing tricks on me....everyone can see the pictures, right?
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Nope, I can only see 1 of the pics of the exposed card.

I'm hoping to pick up one of these cards and I'll put it to some tests as well tho I only run 1280x1024 on a 19" :(
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Nice review, these cards look like they will be good perf for the price. Cant see the pics tho..
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Yeah, the server is being pounded right now. Give us a bit and we will have them up again....
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I think I am going to 2 of these for some sli fun...

They will be priced around $275?
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