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it should be ok
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Lost Coast @ 1600x1200 4xAA, 16xAF 620MHz core, 1525MHz memory

Lost Coast @ 1600x1200 4xAA, 16xAF 500MHz core, 1200MHz memory


and let me put my CPU and Ram back to stock as well, I bet I'd be around 27FPS...
post #23 of 29
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Would you like me to show some screens of my games run with and without my overclock? I can't believe someone on overclock.net just said overclocking yields no improvement when gaming. Maybe I'll put my whole rig at stock and see what kinda perfomance I get in games. You think Prey would still be playable at 1600x1200 4xAA, 16xAF? I've even posted screens in another thread. But if I need to again it's no problem.
The point is that a x1950pro will OC so little that the performance icreases will be little. You have a GT, which while overclocks more, reaches the same speeds more or less; an overclock from 500MHz to 620MHz is going to make a difference, but an overclock from 575MHz to 620MHz will not be as noticeable.
OC it if you want; there's no harm in it. Just keep in mind that you may not notice much of a difference while gaming.
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thanks for the help!
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It may get you a little FPS, but not that much. I would try to volt mod or anything extreme like that. The Sapphire had 1.2ns chips that can get up to 850 MHz sometimes. I would focus more on the memory than the GPU, but OC both. I got mine to 661.5/823.5
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You can never get it to XT performance. Maybe you could match the clocks, but that will mean squat, except it may look pretty. Those cards OC poorly so it's not worth it to OC. You can still do it just for the principal of the thing (you are on OCN anyways ), but it won't offer much in terms of performance increases.
Yea you're completely correct. 1 X1950 Pro cannot reach XT performance. It's just not going to happen. I'm pretty sure that the XT has more pipelines...
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of course.

Why are you even asking this

It isn't a good overclocker.


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sry for double post


The xt has more pipes and pixelshaders

12 36 for pro 16 48 for XT
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