Posted on Wednesday, December 21 2005 @ 1:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nordic Hardware have just posted their article "Extreme overclocking: ATI X1800XT vs
nVidia 7800GTX 512MB". They gave the cards to Sweden's best processor
overclocker, Robert "Crotale" Kihlberg, and the world's best 3DMark
overclocker Marcus "Kinc" Hultin, to give ATI and NVIDIA's flagships some
really cold treatments. During a hectic weekend with very little sleep
they achieved some very impressive results and at the same time managed to
destroy a graphic card worth 8000 SEK ($750).
Usually we don't talk about the overclocking until the end of our
articles, but this time thought we would do the exact opposite. We usually
test the cards with the stock cooler, but we thought we would change that.
Therefore we hired Marcus Hultin, also known as Kinc and world record
holder in all three 3DMark categories. He will with the help of dry ice
and liquid nitrogen investigate what X1800XT and 7800GTX 512 can do under
You can check it out over here