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I'm seriously having doubts as to whether my 7600GS is really a GS and not a GT. I bought a Leadtech 256mb 7600Gs which was stock at 520/1400. Since my case temperature never even hit 35C (blame it on the roaring silverstone fans which I reckon eject air within 3 seconds of entering the case). I pushed the voltage from 1.1 to 1.4 and have seen speeds that GT's don't see. I mean compare my 590\\1550 to a GT which is 560\\1400. Is there something weird here or do I just have an amazing core and memory. Someone care to inform me. Bare in mind I could push it further without artifacts however I just don't feel like risking it till I buy a new heatsink and fan for it.
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When the box says its a GS, it must be. But it's also up to us to determine if it stays that way. Hehehe. Did a mod with a 6800LE DDR3 to 6800GS myself. There's no doubt you have a fast one there. Cheers!
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post #3 of 17
GS = Underclocked GT = Perhaps you have one that really should be a GT?
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I believe the 7600GT uses DDR3 while 7600GS use older DDR2. The memory bandwidth of a GS is about half of a GT.
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GS = Underclocked GT = Perhaps you have one that really should be a GT?
I am seriously beginning to think that especially the GS= Underclocked GT. However it does't really seem possible as it would mean that nVidia are doping people into buying their GT version. Oh BTW I realised I didn't state the load temp of the card. At the moment it is 42C. But no matter how good the cooling I'm sorta afraid to push the voltage too much. However tonight I'll see what happens if I push it to 1.6.
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I believe the 7600GT uses DDR3 while 7600GS use older DDR2. The memory bandwidth of a GS is about half of a GT.
Not mine... its ddr3

Look at scan

256MB Leadtek 7600GS PCI-E(x16), Extreme DDR3 Mem 1400 MHz,GPU 520 MHz,12 Pipes, DualLink DVI-I/HDTV

Thats where I bought it from.
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I am seriously beginning to think that especially the GS= Underclocked GT. However it does't really seem possible as it would mean that nVidia are doping people into buying their GT version. Oh BTW I realised I didn't state the load temp of the card. At the moment it is 42C. But no matter how good the cooling I'm sorta afraid to push the voltage too much. However tonight I'll see what happens if I push it to 1.6.
it is - they take the lowest quality versions (due to the way they are made - not all come out perfect), and make these into "GS" models by underclocking them - sometimes they do overclock, and sometimes they surpass stock GT speeds, sometimes they barely run at stock!
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Wow so that means its quite the lottery buying a GS model then. I guess I won the jackpot.
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Like my 6800gs Was a good underclocked GT but it pass's gt's speeds yours is just like mine HEHE i love Gs There cheaper well not really by the time you pay 60 bucks on the VF900 you could of used that money for the GT.
    
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Yep. Let us rejoice and be merry! I feel lucky with my GS too!
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