EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M videocard comes out of the box clocked at
default nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB speeds; 500 MHz core, 1600 MHz memory. Starting with
the core first, PCSTATS overclocked its speed in 7 MHz increments. To do this we used nVIDIA's
The two previous GeForce 8800GTS 320MB videocard cores PCSTATS overclocked handled the
task very well, so we expected the same here. Starting at 500 MHz
the G80 GPU easily hit 600 MHz, 630MHz, 640MHz and 650 MHz without any
after the GeForce 8800GTS core maxed out at its top
speed of 675 MHz. That is a good score all things considered. Even though the Asus
EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M comes with stock clock speeds, it can still handle overclocking quite well.
Next we'll try our hand overclocking the
videocard memory. Let's hope it's as good as the core handles! ;-)
at 1600 MHz the goal was to push the 320MB of GDDR3 to a full 2 GHz. Good thing for us the memory
was up to the overclocking task, PCSTATS reached 2 GHz without the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M videocard
breaking a sweat. The memory reached a maximum speed of 2060 MHz, anything
higher and nTune would start to complain about clock speeds.
and memory had no problems with each component running at its respective maximum clock speed. This is nice,
previous GPU generations sometimes had problems in this area.
Prelude to Benchmarks