The EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Edition has faster graphics processing unit, memory and shader clock speeds than the standard GeForce 8800GT. While the GPU, memory and shader clock speeds are 600, 1800 and 1500 MHz respectively on the standard 8800GT, these three speeds are 650, 1900 and 1625 MHz on the 8800GT Superclocked Edition. The 8800GT Superclocked Edition connects to the computer via a PCI Express slot. The technologies supported by the card include DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.0.
The EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Edition is a video card "overclocked" at the factory to run at higher-than-normal clock speeds for increased performance. Although it may be possible to overclock a standard 8800GT to run at the same speed, no two video cards are exactly the same, and a successful overclock is never guaranteed. Although the 8800GT Superclocked Edition may cost slightly more than a standard 8800GT, it offers superior performance.
The GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Edition includes many of the accessories needed for various usage scenarios. The accessories include an adapter to convert a four-pin Molex power connector to a PCI Express auxiliary power connector, an S-Video cable, a component video cable and two adapters allowing the use of analog VGA cables with the video card's digital DVI connections.
EVGA released the GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Edition in 2007. The card is capable of achieving high frame rates with most of the games available during that time. In 2007, computer website Hardware Canucks ran a series of benchmark tests with the video card. It displayed an average of 175.29 frames per second in "Half Life 2: Lost Coast," 51 frames per second in "Supreme Commander" and 131.4 frames per second in "Company of Heroes." All tests were conducted at a resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled. The 8800GT Superclocked Edition scored higher in these benchmarks than the EVGA GeForce 8800GTS and the Gigabyte Radeon HD2900XT.
Other Superclocked Models
The GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Edition is not the only overclocked video card that EVGA manufactured in the GeForce 8800 series. Other overclocked cards include superclocked versions of the GeForce 8800GS, 8800GTS, 8800GTX and 8800 Ultra. EVGA also manufactured a higher-end version of the 8800GT called the 8800GT Akimbo SC. The 8800GT Akimbo SC has GPU, memory and shader clock speeds of 720, 2000 and 1500 MHz, respectively.