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Goodbye, Ti? Abit's Siluro GF3 Vio Faces Off Against The Establishment

Overclocking Results: Quake III Arena High Quality

Hardware
CPUIntel Pentium 4 1500 MHz/400 MHz FSB (quad-pumped)
Memory1x 128 MB RDRAM, PC800
MotherboardABit TH7-II RAID

The overclocking tests were originally performed on a Pentium 4 system, so we put together a similar system in order to get comparable results.

The following table shows the clock speeds at which all cards were able to run stably (numbers indicate core/memory clock):

Gainward Cardexpert GF3240/558 MHz
Hercules 3DP III215/520 MHz
Asus V8200220/500 MHz
Leadtek WinFast GF3240/550 MHz
Visiontek GeForce3240/560 MHz
Abit Siluro GF3 Vio240/560 MHz
MSI StarForce 822240/565 MHz
Elsa Gladiac 920240/565 MHz

As you can see, most of the cards are able to run at 240 MHz, as is the Siluro. Doing this, the Quake III result at the default clock speed of 200/460 MHz can easily be exceeded by all boards. If you plan to buy a graphics card with respect to overclocking, the Abit GeForce3 is certainly a good choice. Also, note that the new GeForce3 Ti 500 is running at 240 MHz core and 500 MHz memory clock (double pumped). Exceeding these numbers by overclocking a standard GeForce3 will also make certain that your graphics board outperforms the Ti500!