Nu de Voodoo3 3500 TV eindelijk uit is heeft Anand hem maar meteen getest. Zoals we van hem gewend zijn is het weer een lange review geworden, met veel benchmarks. Deze kaart draait op 183MHz core en 183MHz memory speed, da's erg hoog, maar Anand heeft ook geprobeerd om hem (ondanks dat ie behoorlijk heet wordt) verder te krijgen:
As far as overclocking is concerned, the 3500 didn't seem to do too poor of a job. With a default clock of 183MHz it is already faster than most overclocked 3000 boards, but how high can you push the 3500? Our experience with the 5.5ns Hyundai SDRAM on TNT2 boards indicated that memory speeds of around 220MHz+ can be achieved realistically with this very type of SDRAM, so in the case of the 3500, the memory shouldn't be the limiting factor but how far can the core go? Anyone's first instincts would be to push a nice round number, and in the case of our tests we picked 200MHz. Using PowerStrip, the 200MHz core and memory frequencies were achieved on the 3500 without a single crash during the temperature tests we ran for the heat testing of the 3500. The 200MHz mark is a full 10% increase in clock speed over the default 183MHz clock and resulted in an average performance increase of around 6% across the board.
Achieving clock speeds above 200MHz will vary from one board to the next and will depend on the yield of your particular 3500, however the chances that you'll be able to push above and beyond 200MHz with the 3500 shouldn't be too bad at all.