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Review: Inno3D GeForce GTX 275 Overclock: battling hard against ATI's HD 4890

by Tarinder Sandhu on 1 May 2009, 08:10 3.5

Tags: Inno3D GeForce GTX 275 OC (latest), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Inno3D

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Adding some frequency to an already-fast card

The Overclock card is identical to the reference card with respect to aesthetics. Both use the NVIDIA-provided cooler which does a good job at keeping the underlying GPU cool.

The reference card ships with a core speed of 633MHz, shaders at 1,404MHz, and GDDR3 memory at 2,268MHz. Inno3D has purchased speed-binned GPUs and memories, at a premium, and then qualified them to run at 670MHz/1,474MHz/2,350MHz - a decent overclock on all fronts that should lead to a 3-5 per cent improvement over the vanilla card.

Other than a difference in clocks and sticker on the fan the card really is the same as a myriad of others.

A couple of six-pin PCIe power connectors will be needed to power the beast.

Inno3D adds a touch of bling with gold-plated ports and connectors, intimating that the very same PCB is used in the iChiLL range Coincidentally enough, that card runs at identical frequencies, too. Same card, different cooler.

A reasonably-overclocked GeForce GTX 275, Inno3D's Overclock model bridges the gap between the GTX 275 and 280s. We'll see if it is fast enough to fend off a range of also-pre-overclocked Radeon HD 4890s.