Motherboard: MSI P45D3 Platinum ( Provided by: MSI
Processor: Intel Core 2 QX9770 Extreme edition at 3.6GHz ( Provided by: Intel
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Futuremark tests see Inno3D GTX 275 Overclock justifies its name by scoring up to 9% better than the reference GTX 275.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 shows that Inno3D has no intention of stopping – in average it’s 8% faster than the reference GTX 275, whereas Radeon HD 4890 lost at certain resolutions by as much as 30%. The highest resolution, 2560x1600 is playable even with antialiasing on.
Compared to the reference GTX 275, Inno3D is faster by 11%, which is at the same time the exact amount of overclock the card has recieved. Radeon HD 4890 utilizes its DX 10.1 capabilities in HAWX so at the highest resolution and antialiasing on it runs over the entire GTX 275 pack.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead sees Radeon HD 4890 struggling to keep up with the reference GTX 275, whereas Inno3D GTX 275 Overclock beats them both. The card ends up faster than reference GTX 275 and Radeon HD 4890 by 9% and 17%, respectively.
World in Conflict
The smallest performance advantage we recorded was in World in Conflict, where Inno3D beat the reference GTX 275 by “only” 6%.
Inno3D Geforce GTX 275 Overclock is one of the fastest GTX 275 cards around as it is factory overclocked. The GPU runs at 700MHz unlike the reference card where the GPU runs at 633MHz. Such an overclock, coupled with overclocking of shaders and memory results in up to 11% better results when compared to the reference GTX 275 card.
Inno3D GTX 275 Overclock with CUDA technology showed excellent gaming performance during our testing allowing smooth gaming even at resolutions like 2560x1600. Lower resolutions of course won’t be a problem either, and if you’re interested in GPU computing then this card will surely be a valuable companion during video transcoding or photo editing.
Inno3D offers reference GTX 275 cards as well and they’re priced at around €170, whereas the GTX 275 Overclock is a bit pricier and not quite widely available. The card comes with two games – Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts and Warmonger Operation: Downtown destruction, which is a really nice touch.
If you’re looking for a lean mean gaming card, Inno3D Geforce GTX 275 Overclock will prove to be a great choice.