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Bron: Thresh's FiringSquad

Bij Thresh's FiringSquad is een review te vinden van Creative's Ultra TNT2 kaart. Veel valt er niet over te zeggen, het is geen speciale kaart verder, maar de prijs is wel aangenaam. Overklokken schijnt ook niet één van zijn sterke kanten te zijn:

On our first card (we'll call them Card 1 through Card 3 from here on), our overclocking tests were the simplest we've ever run. Overclock, crash, reboot. Reduce, crash, reboot. We got it stable at 155MHz/185MHz, but no more. From the default 150/183 settings, this is not exactly what we'd consider a stellar performer. It's also an excellent example of something that buyers shouldn't fume about. If you get a card and you're not satisfied with its overclocking performance, it's not the fault of the manufacturer.

While Creative won't be warm to the idea, at most retailers you can exchange the card in hopes of getting a more overclockable one. The downside to this? A higher return rate pushes up costs for the manufacturer, who will in turn push up their prices to compensate for increased losses. It's a two way street, but it's doubtful anyone will take back a return if you claim it's because it doesn't overclock

Of course, to show the flip side of the coin, the other two cards were more adept overclockers in our test system. Card 2 successfully reached 166/190MHz stably, while Card 3 was able to pull in a more than respectable 170/191MHz. In most cases, overclocking made more of a difference on the memory bus, and memory overclocking is more of a benefit for high resolution, high color depth (32-bit) tests, so if 1024x768 or 1280x1024 is your kinda bag, then overclocking will help you more than us 640x480-low-detail-uglified Quakers.

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