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Gainward Bliss 9800 GTX is a good overclocker


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Preview: The third Geforce 9800 in line

 

Gainward has been kind enough to supply us with their latest graphics card, Geforce 9800 GTX, a card that's only a couple of days old. Bliss 9800GTX-512-TV-Dual DVI is Tri-SLI ready, has Hybrid Power, it’s good for multimedia, but it excels in gaming.

This is a third card from Geforce 9 series, after Geforce 9600GT and Geforce 9800 GX2. It uses the G92 graphics chip and specification-wise resembles Geforce 8800GTS, although it has higher speeds. The memory runs at 1100MHz (2200MHz effectively), whereas the core runs at 675MHz and the Shaders at 1688MHz.

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We managed to overclock the core up to 808MHz and the Shaders followed – they ran at 2020MHz. The memory in question is Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ08, and we managed to overclock it to 1215MHz (2430MHz effectively). This is the fastest GDDR3 memory that we've seen on graphics cards so far, and the results prove that.

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Crysis instantly benefits after a 19% overclock of the core, and the results increased by up to 22%. That is, of course, on the highest resolutions, but it's still not enough for pleasant gaming.

Last modified on 07 April 2008
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