Modified Galaxy 9600 GT Breaks World Records

Overclocking/ by massman @ 2008-03-28

While we are preparing our Galaxy 9600 GT sample for extreme cooling, we decided to take it for a spin on an overclocked Core 2 Duo system, even with standard air cooling the Galaxy higher GPU speeds with help of some voltmods gave us the ability to break some world records.

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OCTB-[M] breaks 9600GT 3DMark01 WR in preliminary

WR breaking benchmark:

We all know Madshrimps is preparing an overclocking article regarding the Galaxy 9600GT (reviewed here). Yesterday, two of the OC-Team.BE overclocking team, hosted by Madshrimps, decided to go for a quick LN² session. The Tek9 3.0 LN² container didn't fit perfectly (just off by a few inches), so we agreed on doing a bit of CPU testing first, with the 9600GT on stock air cooling.

We were a bit troubled by the PWM area of the motherboard and the E8500, which we tested earlier on, didn't go as high as expected (maybe related to each other), but we in the end, we managed to set a new world record in the 9600GT 3DMark01 class. With the card still on stock cooling (voltmodded though), we can only say that the next set of LN2 runs will be smashing. This card definitely has the power to reach insane heights, so we're aiming at 100k 3DMarks the next time, with this mid-range video card.

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Test setup

Madshrimps' LN² overclock setup

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CPU Intel Core 2 E8500
  • Stock Aluminum Intel Heatsink
  • Stock Galaxy 9600GT stock cooler
  • K|ngp|n Dragon F1 EE
  • Mainboard DFI Lanparty UT P35-T2R
    Memory 2 * 1GB Teamgroup PC-6400
  • Tagan 480W PSU
  • Western Digital 320Gb SATA HDD
  • Windows XP SP3
  • ForceWare 174.53

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    Many thanks to Blind (LN²), Igor from Galaxy (VGA), Vincent and Raphaël from Alternate (CPU) and Geoffrey (Voltage modifications).
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