I’ve recently bought a Quadro FX 1000 and thought I’d share my experiences. Basically, the FX 1000 comes default @ 300MHz/300MHz while it’s bigger brother (relatively speaking), the FX 2000 comes in at 400MHz/400MHz. Significantly, both cards share the same NV30 chip architecture and are almost identical except for RAM heatsinks, bigger fan and dual slot on the FX 2000.
Not satisfied with my meager performance, I used RivaTuner to access the normally hidden ‘clock frequency settings’. Using the ‘Detect Optimal Frequency’ button, it automatically overclocked the card straight to 421MHz/842MHz! At this setting I thought it would become unstable, yet ever since it has been perfect and the temperature is about 40 degrees C in standby, or 52 degrees C under loading.
Is it me, or is that a massive increase in performance? I mean, initially I was getting approx. 3500 marks in 3Dmark03 and afterwards I got approx. 5300 marks.
It makes me wonder why Nvidia ever created the FX 1000 and the FX 2000 when they were effectively the same thing. From my experience it seems as though the FX 1000 is massively underclocked!
Has anyone else had this experience with the trusty FX 1000?