GeForce 8800 GTX is hot like hell among enthusiasts and in the hands of skillful overclockers there is enormous performance to collect. One of the most skillful is truly our friend Shamino at VR-Zone and now he has once again been at it and performed some extreme overclocking. This time using GeForce 8800 GTX SLI and Intel’s quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. Shamino has taken two 8800GTX cards from EVGA and used dry ice for sufficient cooling. With a powerful three-stage compressor cascade cooling the Intel processor has has managed to reach some really nice results and given proof of how extremely powerful GeForce 8800 GTX SLI really is.
Shamino namely managed to score 22,779 points in 3DMark06, not far from Kingpin, which used similar hardware and liquid nitrogen to set a world record at 23,000 points. Worth mentioning is that in Game Test 1 Shamino got the same score no matter what he overclocked the graphics cards to. A quad-core Kentsfield processor at 4.5GHz was thus the only bottleneck, which says more than little about what kind of graphics performance the G80 architecture offers. More information about Shamino’s results and voltmods of GeForce 8800 GTX can be found at VR-Zone.