XFX GeForce 7900 GS 480M Video Card Review

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Air Cooled Overclocking

Air Cooled OC

Here is our starting point, 480MHz core speed and 700MHz memory speed as shipped from XFX.

Air Cooled OC

After selecting “Detect Optimal Frequencies” we let coolbits work its magic. By the time it was finished we were running 615/824, which is a huge 135MHz/124MHz jump over the stock clocks, nearly 30% on the core.

Rather than just spout off some numbers, let’s see how it translates to real world performance.

Call of Duty 2

Air Cooled OC

Air Cooled OC

Air Cooled OC

X3 Reunion

Air Cooled OC

While a 30% increase in performance would have been great, we see only a 10%-15% increase in performance. Not a bad performance increase for free! Let’s see how it does on watercooling.

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