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Old 08-28-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default MSI 8600GT button-overclockable

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As if overclocking wasn't getting too easy as is! MSI has gone ahead and announced a new 8600GT that sports two separate BIOS', one stock and one overclocked. If you want the overclocked mode, it's as simple as pushing the button on the card. The differences between the two are not that major (540MHz to 580MHz Core), but MSI claims 20% increases in 3D Mark 06. Free power is great, but I am sure this card will come at a premium, effectively wiping out any money that would be saved.

A press of the turbo button raises the clock speeds up to 580 MHz core and 1600 MHz memory. The shader clock receives a boost to 1508 MHz as well. MSI claims a 20 percent performance boost in 3DMark06 with a press of the turbo button. Other notable features of the NX8600GT Twin Turbo include dual dual-link DVI, HDCP compliance, HDMI output capable and component video output. The card also comes with 256MB of GDDR3 memory.

Source: DailyTech
What a weak overclock =/ Might as well purchase a modest 8600GT elsewhere and overclock it higher yourself.
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