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Review: Inno3D GeForce GTX 275 Overclock: battling hard against ATI's HD 4890

by Tarinder Sandhu on 1 May 2009, 08:10 3.5

Tags: Inno3D GeForce GTX 275 OC (latest), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Inno3D

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Introduction





ATI and NVIDIA, perennial rivals in the discrete graphics-card market, have GPUs that battle against each another at practically every price point from £30 to £350. The introduction of new architectures and restructuring of pricing means that it's often difficult to know exactly which GPU fits in where.

Thankfully, the situation - for single-card graphics at least - is a little simpler if going towards the prestige end of the market and spending £200. NVIDIA has the GeForce GTX 275 and ATI the Radeon HD 4890. Both are decent, solid cards hewn from the very fastest architectures the companies have to offer.

NVIDIA's partners all tend to have a £200-ish, bone-stock GeForce GTX 275. They pad out their respective catalogues with pre-overclocked and special-edition models, and that's exactly what Inno3D has done.

Retailing a GeForce GTX 275 Overclock and iChiLL variant we take a look at the former, to see if the extra frequency is worth an estimated £20 bump in price. Read on to find out.