Bij Sharky Extreme hebben ze een review gepost van de vette Falcon Northwest Special Edition Xentor TNT2 videokaart, geklokt op 195/235MHz. Nu met de GeForce op de markt issie eigenlijk niet meer hard nodig, maar het blijft wel een cool kaartje:
Falcon and Guillemot included a custom version of the PowerSprinter overclocking utility with the SE Xentor. The first difference between this software and the version included with the Xentor boards is the Falcon SE logo right on top of the PowerSprinter screen. The Falcon SE Xentor PowerSpinter software also increases the maximum clock speeds over the one distributed with the standard Xentor cards. While previous versions maxed out at 185 MHz clock/220 MHz memory, the Xentor 32 SE PowerSprinter software allows an incredible 220MHz-clock/250 MHz memory clock combination.
In previous Xentor 32 overclock testing, I was able to achieve a high of 183 MHz clock and 200 MHz memory. The default Falcon SE Xentor settings put this to shame and the prospect of strapping this bad boy on the overclocking rack was very enticing. When overclocking a split-clock card like the TNT2, it's easier to diagnose problems if you adjust one setting at a time. The core clock speed was the natural first choice and I was able to get a high of 205 MHz (410 MPixels/sec. fill rate) before I had the slightest hint of texture degradation. The highest memory clock rate I could drag out of the Falcon SE Xentor was 241 MHz, only an increase of 6 MHz. Moving the memory slider any higher would hard lock my PC, as opposed to the texture problems experienced when going too high on the clock rate. The Falcon SE Xentor is similar to a souped-up hotrod, running right at the ragged edge, and it's not surprising that further overclocking is not one of its strong suits.