Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 Ti500 in the test: Against the ATi Radeon 8500
Of course we were particularly interested in the overclocking properties of the Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 Ti 500. Indeed We got 275Mhz GPU core and 575 Mhz memory clock to run stably at the beginning. After several benchmarks, however, the system froze, so that in the end we tested absolutely stable with 270Mhz GPU and 565 Mhz memory clock. This corresponds to an increase in the GPU clock rate of 14.6% and a 13% increase in the memory rate. To determine the success of our overclocking attempts, we used the VillageMark for OpenGL Quake3 and for DirectX.
With the 'Normal Detail Settings', the card is only properly overclocked at a resolution of 1280x1024 noticeable and has a 6.25% impact. A resolution higher is 11.5%.
At the Max 'Detail Settings' a similar picture. Only from a resolution of 1280x1024 the Ti 500 @ 270/265Mhz can significantly improve its performance with 6.8%. In 1600x1200 there is even a 9.8% increase in performance.
The overclocking of the card is much more noticeable here. But the overclocked GeForce3 Ti 500 does not come close to the Radeon either. After all, the performance is increased by up to 14%.
Conclusion: The Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 Ti 500 can be overclocked nicely. However, this is only worthwhile for point hunters, since the card is already moving in performance areas that leave nothing to be desired.
On the next page: Conclusion