Overclocking Results: Quake III Arena High Quality
|CPU||Intel Pentium 4 1500 MHz/400 MHz FSB (quad-pumped)|
|Memory||1x 128 MB RDRAM, PC800|
|Motherboard||ABit 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 GF3||240/558 MHz|
|Hercules 3DP III||215/520 MHz|
|Asus V8200||220/500 MHz|
|Leadtek WinFast GF3||240/550 MHz|
|Visiontek GeForce3||240/560 MHz|
|Abit Siluro GF3 Vio||240/560 MHz|
|MSI StarForce 822||240/565 MHz|
|Elsa Gladiac 920||240/565 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!