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not sure if Ive done something wrong but here goes
I have XFX 2GB HD6950 XXX which is 830MHz as standard with 1300MHz memory clock. If I do a 3DMark11 test I get about 5630 points

If I OC the card to 910MHz + 1350 memory, it only gains me about 50 points

is that right ?
is 50 points worth it ?

What am I getting benefit wise from this ?

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post #2 of 23
You're gaining an increase in benchmarks and some extra frames per second.
post #3 of 23
Fill in your system specs. Maybe a CPU bottleneck ?
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What's your powertune setting?
 
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post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Forget that, just done the test, got exact same results with OC as stock ??

System specs

Win 7 x64, i5 2500k @ 4.5GHz, 4GB Ram, 2GB HD6950, 128GB SSD

dont know what powertune is

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post #6 of 23
It's the setting in CCC that lets the card go past TDP (in the overdrive tab). if your card is overclocked but is near TDP, it'll throttle itself back and you won't see a benefit (watch the clock log in GPUZ to check).
 
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post #7 of 23
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Ive used MSI Afterburner to OC, GPU-Z says 910MHz etc looked in CCC amd overdrive section, clock says 910 bu max on slider is 840 ?

Just done a UNiGiNE 2.5 test, 830 gave score 690 min FPS 18 max 74. 910 gave score 747, min 12 FPS !!! Max 80

so max higher, min lower ?
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Thread Starter 


y is there nothing in shader also ?
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post #9 of 23
OC just the Core. Leave Memory @ Stock. Also every Mhz help. I got over 6K with HD 6950 Unlocked @ 975Mhz when it first came out, Now maybe more.
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post #10 of 23
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I tried it on core at 1st, started artifacting @ 930MHz, was stable @ 920 but not when I adjusted the memory. I will put mem back & see what I get now

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