In 2005 we had featured several articles on the state of
NVIDIA graphics card overclocking under Linux. In early 2005 the only
option for Linux users was NVClock. The open-source NVClock was started
by Roderick Colenbrander in 2001 and since then has been evolving.
However, coming out in June of 2005 from the NVIDIA camp was CoolBits
support for their alternative operating system drivers. This feature was
certainly revolutionary for Linux gamers and enthusiasts. However, after
a recent inquiry on the Phoronix Forums, this article has been
constructed to spell out a few things about overclocking software
available for GNU/Linux.