eVGA 7800GS CO SuperClocked - High end AGP VideoCard

Videocards/VGA Reviews by Cornerjack @ 2006-05-22

Is AGP dead? Not yet according to nVidia and eVGA and we applaud their stubbornness. The 7800GS from eVGA we are testing today has an upgraded cooling solution and comes at SuperClocked speeds, way beyond those specified by the reference design. Can this video card give your aging AGP system a boost? Let´s find out. eVGA 7800GS CO SuperClocked - High end AGP Video Card Review

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Test Setup, Benchmark Methodology and Overclocking

Test Setup

Overclex’ Test Setup
Madshrimps (c)

CPU Intel P4 2.8@3.2Ghz
Mainboard Shuttle SB75G2 (Intel 875P)
Memory 1*512MBDDR PC3200 Corsair
Monitor Eizo FlexScan S2100
  • Windows XP SP2
  • ForceWare 84.98

  • For comparison a 6800GT from nVidia was included:

    Madshrimps (c)

    Benchmarks and Overclocking

    A nice mix of synthetic and real world benchmarks:

  • 3DMark Series 03/05/06
  • Serious Sam 2, Half Life 2 and Far Cry using HardwareOC scripts.
  • Doom 3 Build-in timedemo.

    Since the eVGA 7800GS CO SuperClocked is already overclocked to 460Mhz I wasn’t really expecting to get much more out of it. After installing Coolbits the overclock panel was present in the advanced properties of the video card in Windows.

    It seems there is still some headroom left, even in a cramped case with poor ventilation (a small Shuttle case) the card overclocked the 490Mhz on the GPU and 1410Mhz on the memory (up from 1350Mhz). With better cooling even higher clock speeds might be possible. Under full load the GPU temperature never exceeded 54°C.

    The benchmarks were run with the 7800GS at eVGA overclocked speeds as well as the maximum overclocked speeds of 490/1410Mhz, let’s check out the results ->
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