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Gainward overclocks 8800 GTS to 550+ core

Available in early January
Wed Dec 20 2006, 12:22
GAINWARD is about to release its overclocked G80. The company decided to go for 8800 GTS instead of GTX as the cooling engineers advised the marketing guys that this might not be a good idea. 8800 GTX already runs hot and if you overclock it too much it will die on you and that is not something that would make you happy.

Nvidia reference cards are clocked at 500MHz core and 1600MHz while the new ones from Gainward should work at 550MHz+ for the core and 1760MHz+ for the memory.

The card will have the same cooler as the reference one but Gainward will provide a warranty for these overclocked cards. The overclocking era has just begun and the race is on and Gainward has an interesting marketing statement for this card. µ

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