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  • Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith VE Review
  • Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith VE Review


    Benchmarks - Overclocked

    Overclocking is one arena were we try our hand at getting the highest performance from what we are given, the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra is an excellent overclocker though keep in mind your mileage can and most likely will vary from what we are reporting, the idea here is to give you an idea as to what you can expect given our test system.
    We have 2 sets of CPU-Z screenshots to share. The first one is our VNF4 Ultra running at 320HTT, this is not the highest overclock we could muster but is the stopping point we decided on before re-evaluating the "why" in our overclocking strategy. The second set of screenshots shows a couple of things. Extreme memory overclocking combined with a rather decent HTT overclock to help push things along. Again this wasn't the highest we could go but is our stable stopping point.
    CPU-Z 320HTT @ 2.55Ghz
    CPU-Z 275HTT @ 2.47Ghz
    SiSoft Sandra Various Overcloc
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Overclocking Conclusion
    Overclocking has changed over the past few years, many motherboard companies are getting on the bandwagon and have really made their products easy to tweak and tune. As you can see the VNF4 Ultra does overclock quite well and easily pushed our processor to the limits, and still wanted more. While high HTT speeds seem to be good for some I'd suggest that you keep an eye on the 275HTT numbers, they might be consistently lower due to the reduction in processor speed but things are not always what they seem. In terms of Sandra memory scores we have a 15% gain in bandwidth, not to mention a 2.5% gain in our UT2004 benchmark.

    Real-world gains using a slower CPU, who would have thought.