11/26/2005

ATI ‘approves’ Radeon X1800 XT overclocking

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:15 am

ATI has told graphics card makers it will sanction attempts to overclock its Radeon X1800 XT chip - provided they take full responsibility for the “potential fallout”.

So suggests a leaked confidential advisory obtained by Anandtech. If accurate, the memo reveals a major change on ATI’s part - to date, the company has not approved of attempts to overclock its chips by more than a handful of megahertz.

ATI’s permission to overclock is extended only to “selected” board partners for whom it is “willing to relax the rules”, the advisory memo states. Partners who do overclock the X1800 XT must “assume all responsibility for testing, yield and potential fallout; and support at least 25MHz increment on the engine and memory clocks”. ATI will not provide warranty cover for chips or boards damaged by overclocking, the memo stresses.

Source: The Register

 

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