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GeForce 9600 GT/GTS 250/GTX 260 Non-Reference Roundup

Overclocking Benchmarks

We described our overclocking methods and successes earlier, but what difference did it make to the bottom line? Let’s have a look at Crysis to see where our overclocks got us:

While overclocking sounds impressive, it rarely makes that much of a difference on bottom-line performance. Interestingly, overclocking seems to have helped out the Asus models the most, as the ENGTX260 Matrix and the ENGTS250 Dark Knight both showed enough of a performance increase to meet their overclocked rivals. The Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI also got a nice boost, helping it reach its actively-cooled sibling when overclocked.