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Crossfire 6950s

does putting powertune from 0 to +20% on my gpus when gaming giving me any better performance, like more fps or anything? or should i put at at 0.


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Yes, if you are overclocking then definitely set it at +20%, otherwise you might get throttling/clock drops that you see as fps lag in game.
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This was for my 6950/70 TOXIC club but should apply to x-fired 6950's as well in your case, so read on ...

 

= Power Throttling / Power-Tune +20% Issue =
 
Originally Posted by OrangeBunnies
 

If you're getting low FPS or stuttering in game make sure you have Power Tune set to 20% or higher on the slider, you can find it in the Catalyst Control Centre > AMD Overdrive > Power Control Settings.

(This is a problem with all AMD HD-6000 series and nVidia GTX-500 Higher End Performance Graphics Cards).
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1101098-reviews-benchmarks-sapphire-6950-toxic-2gb.html#post14712801

 

Additional INFO @ http://www.overclock.net/15610467-post317.html

 

The Power-Tune and BIOS problem

To get such high levels of performance, the SAPPHIRE TOXIC HD6950 card requires more power than a regular HD-6950. For it to achieve HD-6970 levels and above type of performance our Sapphire TOXIC cards come built on the HD-6970 PCB and use the HD-6970's 6+8 pin power connection to deliver the stock 1.175v that comes with HD-6970 cards. However in doing so this conflicts with AMD's Thermal Design Power (TDP) technology designed to help protect cards from overheating. This technology uses AMD's Catalyst Control Center's Power-Tune to throttle cards back when they approach the cards TDP protection limits. Due to this conflict issue with the current TOXIC HD6950 & 6970 BIOS, Power-Tune then throttles performance to stay within the cards optimal safe operating levels, and this is why the core clock's frequency changes constantly during gaming. To AVOID and/or CORRECT this conflict, the end user must manually bypass this by enabling Overdrive and making a +20% Power-Tune increase within the AMD Catalyst Control Center, and this will allow the card to run at its Higher Performance Level clock speeds without performance throttling. Doing so increases the amount of power deliverable to the PCB board so it can match and/or exceed the HD-6970 levels.

 

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Supposedly Sapphire was going to release a Revised/Repaired BIOS that would automatically handle this correction for you, so you could leave Power-Tune at its default. And IF you filled out a support Ticket with Sapphire you should have received an email attachment with these BIOS updates, or they are also now posted on the Front Page ... however as we've tested and found these revisions don't actually 100% resolve this issue, especially if you've OC'd your TOXIC beyond the Factory 880 MHz / 1300 MHz / 1536 shaders presets, in fact the higher OC you push the card, the higher +20% to +50% Power-Tune increase you may have had to use to prevent the TDP Throttling Issue.

 

THE FIX ...

 

Enter CCC and Accept the AMD Overdrive agreement to O/C your GPU ... and then just bump UP the POWER CONTROLL SETTING to + 20%-50%, amount varies based on your OC settings ...

 

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Additional Info about PowerTune Technology & Overclocking 6950/6970's = http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/amd_hd6970_hd6950_launch_review/index.php?p=9
Any way to adjust/override the Powertune Settings in Registry ? MAYBE ? = http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1632184 {Worth a read, try at your own risk}
 
 

 

 

   
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