NVIDIA has an explicit policy that allows manufacturers of its video cards (AIB, Add In Board) to launch special versions that come with overclocking directly from the factory. Those who meet the company's conditions can market a speedy video card in addition to the regular versions. The development of "licensed overclocking" and this market for video cards is definitely in demand among those who are willing to pay more for knowing that their video card is in a hurry and is still under the full warranty of the manufacturer. For example, XFX and BFG have a very good reputation in the video card field The rushed.
ATI unlike NVIDIA has not allowed any manufacturer to overclock the graphics card, at least until today. According to an internal document that ATI has sent to its partners in the last few days from March 1, each company can also sell fast-paced versions of the standard video cards Of the Radeon X1K family, As long as it meets the conditions set by ATI:
* Each manufacturer purchases the graphics cards at the original speeds that ATI dictates, and the downclosure is not allowed for any reason.
* ATI does not limit the maximum speed of overclocks that the manufacturer can perform. This of course depends on the physical limitations of the card itself and of course the knowledge of the manufacturer in the field.
* The branding and model of a video card is determined by the structure of the video card, as ATI orders, rather than the speed with which to speed up the video card. For example, if a manufacturer can speed up a large part of theRadeon Its X1600Pro to the speed of Radeon X1600XT he can not market them as Radeon X1600XT only in their original name.
* It is forbidden to use original names, the company probably do not want to see video cards such as Radeon X1600Pro XT for example but prefer to see X1600Pro Overclocked.
* ATI will not give warranty on graphic cards Surprised and will not allow their RMA. Overclock is the manufacturer's own responsibility and should ensure that these video cards are warranted. That is, the returns and replacements are deducted from the company's budget regardless of ATI.