Better - and, consequently, more expensive - hardware is only able to realize its full potential when overclocked. At default speeds, many memory chips run far below their maximum specification.
In this o/c test, all cards were pushed to their respective limits. These results should be taken with a grain of salt or two, since companies have been known to send out especially potent overclockers to reviewers to skew the results in their favor. Besides, even within a product family, a certain spread is always possible.
These results should therefore be seen as a rough indication of a card's potential, and are in no way a guarantee that your model will reach the same speeds! The tests were run in Quake 3, at 1024x768-32:
The number in parentheses behind the product name denotes the maximum attainable clock speed. Measurements were taken with an open case and without additional cooling, at a constant ambient temperature of 22°C.
- Overview Of The Titanium Series
- The Lineup: 21 Titanium Boards
- Ignoring The Speed Limit
- Neighborhood Watch: How To Spot A GeForce3
- Video Capture: Short Clips, If You Please
- 3D Shutter Glasses
- ASUS (Deluxe Models)
- The Cards
- Gainward - Fabulous Memory
- Gigabyte - So Blue
- Hercules - The Mythical Hero
- Leadtek - Elegant And Cool
- MSI - Color Coded Cards
- Prolink PixelView - Solid Card, No Software
- PNY - Black Is Back
- Suma - No TV For You!
- VisionTek -Xtasy By Numbers
- Test Setup
- The Detailed Benchmarks
- Max Payne
- Quake 3
- CPU Scaling
- Conclusion: GeForce3 For Gamers - TI For Enthusiasts