The Tech Report heeft een roundup gepost van zes populaire Athon Goldfinger Devices, waaronder de Freespeed Pro en The Afterburner. Omdat de GFD's allemaal evengoed werken wordt er in de roundup vooral gekeken naar gebruiksvriendelijkheid, of ze makkelijk te installeren zijn en de bijgeleverde documentatie.
So there you have it—quite a few cards to choose from. So which is the winner? Look at your system and situation, and pick one yourself, 'cuz I'm not picking one. As we stated before, no single Athlon overclocking card is perfect for everyone; it comes down to what attributes you consider most important. Ease of use? Form factor? Cost? Looks?
Let's face it, none of the cards we tested (with the configurations we tested them in) are necessarily going to overclock your Athlon "better" than the others, and none of the designs are hands-down better than the others in all situations. Given that, choosing a single card over the others wouldn't make a whole lot of sense, so we're not going to do it. We promise that if the end-all, be-all Athlon overclocking card comes across our workbench, we'll herald its coming with trumpets of song and peals of thunder. Or at least some bold text or something.