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Friday, 17 September 2010 10:12

Point of View / TGT GTX 480 Ultra Charged tested - 2. Overclocking

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: The fastest air-cooled GTX 480 around


Overclocking

Point of View / TGT GTX 480 Ultra Charged is a factory overclocked card that currently boasts the title of the fastest GTX 480 we’ve tested so far. Unlike the reference card where the GPU runs at 700MHz, shaders at 1400MHz and the memory at 3700MHz, Point of View/TGT Ultra Charged card runs at 763MHz for the GPU, 1536MHz for the shaders and 3800MHz for the memory.

TGT team is in charge of overclocking and of course handpicking the best GF100 chips, the ones capable of hitting 850MHz. Our sample, for instance, has no problem running at 850MHz. We didn’t meddle with voltages nor manual RPM settings; all we did was push a slider in MSI’s Afterburner. The memory ran at 1050MHz (4200MHz effectively), except in Unigine Heaven 1920x1080 Extreme Tesselation test. The results you’ll see on the following tables are measured with the GPU running at 850MHz and memory at 1025MHz (4100MHz effectively).

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480_GTX_PoV_UltraCharged_OC_voltage

480_GTX_PoV_UltraCharged_OC_temp

Of course, overclocking the card almost exclusively means higher noise levels, but you should know by now that the cooler is pretty loud, even on reference cards. Consumption increased as well – our test rig strapped with a reference GTX 480 drew maximum 515W; GTX 480 UC pushed this figure to 525W while our overclock resulted in the rig consuming up to 560W.

Testbed:

Motherboard: EVGA 4xSLI
CPU: Core i7 965 XE (Intel EIST and Vdrop enabled)
Memory: 6GB Corsair Dominator 12800 7-7-7-24
Harddisk:   OCZ Vertex 2 100 GB
Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 800W
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
Fan Controler: Kaze Master Pro 5.25"
Operating System: Win7 64-bit
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10.9 CCC

The following results show results after overclocking. You’ll notice that the GTX 480 UC OC faster than the reference card by 15% to 20%.

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+14 #1 Alexko 2010-09-17 11:47
No power consumption test? What is this, a review, or advertisement?
 
 
+12 #2 spede 2010-09-17 11:51
Quoting Alexko:
No power consumption test? What is this, a review, or advertisement?


Also no temps and noise.
 
 
+2 #3 hellfire 2010-09-17 13:54
yep, lack of usual power\noise seems weird..we all know its outstanding, but still interested HOW high they are :-)
 
 
+8 #4 DarkPhoenix 2010-09-17 16:29
Quoting Alexko:
No power consumption test? What is this, a review, or advertisement?


It helps that you read the review, but I guess that's asking too much, for a person that's so quick to criticize and accuse...

Page 2:

"Of course, overclocking the card almost exclusively means higher noise levels, but you should know by now that the cooler is pretty loud, even on reference cards. Consumption increased as well – our test rig strapped with a reference GTX 480 drew maximum 515W; GTX 480 UC pushed this figure to 525W while our overclock resulted in the rig consuming up to 560W."
 
 
+5 #5 DarkPhoenix 2010-09-17 16:31
Quoting hellfire:
yep, lack of usual power\noise seems weird..we all know its outstanding, but still interested HOW high they are :-)


It's not weird at all. It's right there, for anyone willing to actually READ the review...
 
 
-3 #6 Alexko 2010-09-17 16:34
Quoting DarkPhoenix:
It helps that you read the review, but I guess that's asking too much, for a person that's so quick to criticize and accuse...

Page 2:

"Of course, overclocking the card almost exclusively means higher noise levels, but you should know by now that the cooler is pretty loud, even on reference cards. Consumption increased as well – our test rig strapped with a reference GTX 480 drew maximum 515W; GTX 480 UC pushed this figure to 525W while our overclock resulted in the rig consuming up to 560W."


My bad, then. I did go through all the pages, but I didn't read everything, I expected a graph.

Still, measuring the GTX 480s' power consumption is good, but what about competing products?
 
 
+2 #7 nele 2010-09-17 17:41
Quoting Alexko:
Quoting DarkPhoenix:
It helps that you read the review, but I guess that's asking too much, for a person that's so quick to criticize and accuse...

Page 2:

"Of course, overclocking the card almost exclusively means higher noise levels, but you should know by now that the cooler is pretty loud, even on reference cards. Consumption increased as well – our test rig strapped with a reference GTX 480 drew maximum 515W; GTX 480 UC pushed this figure to 525W while our overclock resulted in the rig consuming up to 560W."


My bad, then. I did go through all the pages, but I didn't read everything, I expected a graph.

Still, measuring the GTX 480s' power consumption is good, but what about competing products?



Sorry, the Russian Navy wasn't willing to supply us with a reactor from an Akula class sub. Budget cuts...
 
 
+5 #8 hellfire 2010-09-17 20:06
Quoting nele:
[quote name="Alexko"][quote name="DarkPhoenix"]
Sorry, the Russian Navy wasn't willing to supply us with a reactor from an Akula class sub. Budget cuts...



OH I think as a "typical Russian" i got one spare reactor somewhere..i guess its under that pile of Marx books, or maybe behind dozen of vodka bottles in the corner. I can find it for you if you need it :P
 
 
+5 #9 nele 2010-09-17 23:17
Quoting hellfire:
Quoting nele:
[quote name="Alexko"][quote name="DarkPhoenix"]
Sorry, the Russian Navy wasn't willing to supply us with a reactor from an Akula class sub. Budget cuts...



OH I think as a "typical Russian" i got one spare reactor somewhere..i guess its under that pile of Marx books, or maybe behind dozen of vodka bottles in the corner. I can find it for you if you need it :P



I've got a ton of Marxist literature at home, does that make me a bit Russian too? ;-)

As for the vodka, it keeps fighting with my bottle of Jack. Ideological differences I guess... The vodka wants all drinks to get the same amount of ice, but the whiskey wants the whole freezer for itself. For some reason, it also wants to marry its cousin.
 
 
-1 #10 hellfire 2010-09-18 05:25
Quoting nele:
I've got a ton of Marxist literature at home, does that make me a bit Russian too? ;-)

As for the vodka, it keeps fighting with my bottle of Jack. Ideological differences I guess... The vodka wants all drinks to get the same amount of ice, but the whiskey wants the whole freezer for itself. For some reason, it also wants to marry its cousin.


Was just kidding man :P And yay for Jack :P
 

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