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MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC Geforce 8800GT Videocard Review

MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC Geforce 8800GT Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC is pre-overclocked to 660MHz core and 1920MHz memory. The standard is 600/1800MHz core/memory. This lean single slot PCI Express x16 videocard is backed by 512MB of GDDR3 memory.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Nov 28 2007   Colin Sun  
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Overclocking the quick MSI Videocard

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU (Core) Speed: 660 MHz 702 MHz
Memory Speed: 1900 MHz 2020 MHz
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

By default the nVIDIA GeForce 8800GT core is clocked at 600 MHz and its memory at 1800 MHz, MSI says nuts to that and clocks its videocard at 660 MHz and 1900 MHz. That's a nice bump from stock, but PCSTATS hadn't made it this long by being leaving well enough alone. It is time to overclock with a capital "O" ;-)

Place your bets on how fast I can get the pre overclocked MSI Geforce 8800GT to go! Now chant with me, "I am Colin and I'm an overclocker!"

Starting at 660 MHz and going up in 7 MHz increments, the nvidia G82 core was overclocked with nVIDIA's nTune utility. Overclocking nVIDIA videocards is pretty straightforward, simply go as high as you can without the driver complaining. That being said, the highest we could push the MSI NX8800GT-T2D512EOC's GeForce 8800GT was 702 MHz, anything higher and nTune wouldn't allow it. Damn nTune, always holding me back!

Overclocking the NX8800GT-T2D512EOC's memory is much the same, easy as pie. Starting at 1900 MHz we were hoping to go well above 2000 MHz, so let's see.... The 1925MHz - check. 1950MHz, check. 1975MHz double check!. The memory clock speed of 2000MHz mark fell easily, but then overclocking hit a hard barrier at 2020 MHz. Anything higher and the videocard would lock up while running 3DMark06. It's almost as if there was a governor on the memory speed...

PCSTATS pushed the MSI NX8800GT-T2D512EOC's Geforce 8800GT core to 702 MHz, and the 512MB of memory to 2020MHz. Both are pretty moderate overclocks at best. Modern videocards are fast enough with the current generation of games, so realistically speaking, GPUs in the high end class really don't need to be overclocked.

Prelude to Benchmarks:

The details of how the MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below.

In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this nVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB based videocard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (AM2)

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn
8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H SLI
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Albatron 8600GT-256

Memory:

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
nVIDIA Forceware 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
ATI Catalyst 7.7

Benchmarks:

3DMark06
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Quake 4
FEAR
Call of Juarez
Lost Planet

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Contents of Article: MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC
 Pg 1.  MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC Geforce 8800GT Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVIDIA G82 GeForce 8800GT Core
 Pg 3.  — Overclocking the quick MSI Videocard
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 8.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 9.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 10.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 11.  PCSTATS Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions
 Pg 12.  Everyone loves the GeForce 8800GT!

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