Overclocking Graphics Cards
Posted on 2005-03-23
Are there some current guides on overclocking current graphics cards? I see some stuff on graphics cards but it's old and I'm not sure if applies to current models. If you have experience doing this, please explain the overall in's & out's.
I suppose overclocking would be defined as decreasing the safety margin between the actual clock speed and the point where instability begins to occur (cranking up clock speed). To allow for production variations, this is probably set to a wider margin in mass-produced stuff than what could be done on an individually tuned case-by-case basis. But anyway the amount of possible increase would seem modest? I wonder if it's even worth the trouble.
I wonder why nvidia 6800 ultra clock speed is so much slower than ATI X850 (540mhz). You see a lot of nvidia cards pre-OC'd from the supplier.