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6950 900 core vs higher core

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just out of curiouosity, is there any real benefit for OC the 6950 past 900? i mean i probably wont do it since then i would have to up the voltage but still, is there any benefit?

right now im running my card at 900/1325 at stock 1.1v
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Higher performance until you reach the point where it becomes unstable? If you are getting enough performance out of your card currently then there is really no reason to push it further.
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Higher performance until you reach the point where it becomes unstable? If you are getting enough performance out of your card currently then there is really no reason to push it further.
well yes i realise that i jsut ment is the extra heat worth the performance gains at higher than 900 mhz core OCs
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Not really, especially if you are happy with where they are now
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alright then, i was just curious, thanks.
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With a manual fan profile to keep the VRMs below 75C at all times, I'm pretty comfortable with my current 6950 OC at 950/1450, with the full compliment of shaders and TMUs unlocked. I am well into the point of diminishing returns for heat and power vs. noise vs. performance though. 1GHz might be possible, but the card would sound like an air compressor all the time and it would be pretty risky.

Performance in GPU limited titles is nearly linear with the OC, so the last 50MHz is just as important as the first 50 of the OC. The questions are what do you need, how much are you willing to risk for it, and can you handle the noise?
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With a manual fan profile to keep the VRMs below 75C at all times, I'm pretty comfortable with my current 6950 OC at 950/1450, with the full compliment of shaders and TMUs unlocked. I am well into the point of diminishing returns for heat and power vs. noise vs. performance though. 1GHz might be possible, but the card would sound like an air compressor all the time and it would be pretty risky.

Performance in GPU limited titles is nearly linear with the OC, so the last 50MHz is just as important as the first 50 of the OC. The questions are what do you need, how much are you willing to risk for it, and can you handle the noise?
thanks, that pretty much told me what i wanted to know, lol i am not willing to push my card even further though i am completely confident that it could go higher, just because i cant afford to replace it if it burns
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