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The real performance-gain comes from the unlocked shaders, not the clock-speed wink.gif
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Whats the diffrence between the 2 like 150 shaders or so? I can defanetly see and feel a diffrence in my games so I cant wait to grab another 1 of these bad boys!
     
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1408 > 1536
So it's about a 9% increase in shaders. Can't say what the performance improvement is though.
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It feels alot more smooth now that iam on 6970 bios,games seem to stay steady at 60fps at 1900x1080 according to frapps 60 and dosent move even i love it! lol.When its on 6950 bios its up and down 54-60fps,not a major diffrence but u can feel it for sure the performance gain! At least i think so anyway.... biggrin.gif
     
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Ok here is the Gpu-z validation or whatever they call it-my appologies for not knowing the correct lingo lol- can u guys let me know if iam successful?
     
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Btw iam curios if anyone knows whats the best catalyst to use for this perticular card-which 1 will yield me the best results from overclocking? Damm it sure feels good going from a Radeon 6570 crossfire to this monster lol,iam working on grabbing another 1 of these babys for crossfire! I think my 6570s had 480 shaders lol biggrin.gif
     
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Btw iam curios if anyone knows whats the best catalyst to use for this perticular card-which 1 will yield me the best results from overclocking? Damm it sure feels good going from a Radeon 6570 crossfire to this monster lol,iam working on grabbing another 1 of these babys for crossfire! I think my 6570s had 480 shaders lol biggrin.gif

Yep, your shaders are unlocked. You should be fine running the most recent drivers&&catalyst.
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Oh great thats good to hear i though i wasnt gonna be able to do it- thanks so much!~ What i meant about the drivers was amd usualy just focus on the newer cards to improve there performance iam pretty sure they arent worried about the 6000 series
     
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Oh great thats good to hear i though i wasnt gonna be able to do it- thanks so much!~ What i meant about the drivers was amd usualy just focus on the newer cards to improve there performance iam pretty sure they arent worried about the 6000 series

You're right that they are focusing on the 7xxx series, but there may still be updates for the 6xxx's too. Either way, the newer drivers will work just fine provided you're on Windows.
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