nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewardingby Wesley Fink on February 28, 2005 7:00 AM EST
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OverclockingSeveral readers have suggested that we add maximum overclock data to our performance graphs to compare better the overclocking capabilities of tested boards. For more details on the specific overclocking abilities of a specific board, please refer to the Overclocking and Memory Stress Test section of individual board reviews.
It is rare to see such a wide spread in overclocking from major players in the motherboard market. DFI and MSI stand clearly above the crowd, turning in overclocks that are more than 50% higher than number 3. Both the DFI and MSI clearly demonstrate the nForce4 SLI chipset, and the Ultra (by inference) can easily support CPU speeds over 300FSB, or DDR600. The Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe seems quite confined by comparison at a top speed of 255, and the Gigabyte clearly needs more work on memory compatibility to break away from a disappointing overclock speed of 230.