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50 vs 70 OC ability

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just curious, but what kind of OC ability does the 70 have over the 50 (4850vs4870, 5850vs5870, 6950vs6970)? are the 70's binned higher (frequency wise), or are they just cores that have binned by how many working processors?

or is the OC ability just random?
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the 70's have more steam processors yes, but they tend to be a higher clock speed also, because they must reach this clock speed with in a tolerance they do tend to overclock higher than a 50 would. but really its all in the luck of the card, ive had a HD5850 that did 950mhz core easy and the exact same model would budge over 900mhz. then you get your HD5870's that might only clock 50mhz over stock. it really comes down to the card its self, what wafer the core was cut from and how higher quality it is over others.
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