As is the current trend with NVIDIA, they decided not to set a maximum limit on the TNT2-Pro’s speed but rather they gave it a default speed and let the manufacturers take it from there.  The suggested stock core speed on the .22 micron TNT2-Pro is 143MHz while the memory is supposed to push 166MHz.  This provides a moderate speed boost from the .25 micron TNT2 which leaves the shop running at 125/150, however still lags a bit behind the TNT2-Ultra which clocks in at 150/183.  The one item that sets the TNT2-Pro apart from the rest is its cool running temperature.  Gigabyte, using its “dual cooling system”, takes full advantage of the Pro’s cooler temperature by setting the chip at a default speed of 150/166 and maxium “turbo” speed of 170/180.  For more information regarding the TNT2-Pro chipset, see our TNT2-Pro review.

Reacting in a manner that most of our readers would, upon seeing the word
“turbo” we at the AnandTech lab just knew we wanted that setting turned on.  This being the case, the first thing that we did was to remove the jumper
preventing “turbo” operation, a seeming overcautious device that defaults
the card in a speed of 150/166 MHz, a bit over NVIDIA's suggested speed.  We were all quite shocked (and equally pleased) when we saw that in turbo mode Gigabyte choose a default setting of 170/180, speeds that easily rival those of the Ultra.  A beautifully laid out configuration utility provided the means to everything that we at AnandTech look for: over clocking utilities, color adjustments, Direct3D settings, OpenGL settings, the works.
Rather than publish benchmarks over and over again, check out our TNT2-Pro review for complete test benchmarks.

Driver Pictures:

The taskbar settings provided easy access to all commonly used features.

Overclocking could not be easier.

The standard color adjustment screen.

D3D settings could be easily changed and tweeked.

The OpenGL settings are sufficient for must users.

Index Turbo

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