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I was wondering what yields better performance; a high core with lower shader clocks or a higher shader clock/lower core clock? 3DMark06 shows me shader clock increase yields a higher score (barely) than higher core clocks, but i was curious what ya'll say yields better performance.

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Edited by Nellys197 - 6/15/08 at 9:03pm
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This may help: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...overclock.html
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The Shader will provide the biggest improvement.
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Sorry for the repost. Thanks
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I'm quite certain it'll depend on the application and other aspects of the 'scenario' you're testing.

IOW, I do not believe there is an absolute 'this is the way it is' answer to this question.

If I were given the choice, one or the other, of a +10% increase in core, OR a +10% increase in shader clocks, personally, I'd take the core increase all day long. But to each their own.

Also, don't forget that to compare apples to apples you have to look at percentage increases, not just raw +MHz numbers.

And I wouldn't trust any single application to make a definitive answer on the question.
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