Connect 3D X800XT - 16 - Overclocking
No matter your graphics card, there comes a time in your computer's life when it can no longer cope with the latest technology the ever so popular games use. This is one of the main reasons for overclocking your graphics card. Gamers are always looking forward for a little extra boost in terms of framerate. Even though most of the times the boost is far from noticeable, overclocking remains the last resort when you can't afford to buy a brand new VGA card.
Increasing the memory clock too much,
produces the so-called "artifacts".
As we mentioned earlier, the default clock speeds of the Connect3D X800XT PE are 520MHz for the core and 560MHz for the memory. Using ATITool, we succeeded in overclocking the card to 535MHz and 600MHz (1.2GHz) respectively.
Let's see the impact this had with three of our most popular benchmarks.
The difference in the games varied from 2 to 7 fps. Surely nothing exciting, but if the card can handle it with its stock standard cooling, then every little performance gain is welcome.