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Hi
I got 20900 3DMark's in Vantage (GPU Score) at stock. Is this normal? Where can I check if both the cores are running correctly in crossfire? I accidentally unlocked the overdrive utility but found out I shouldn't. Do I need to uninstall and install drivers again too make it locked?
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EDIT: I see 2 5970's in the ATI CCC, that's correct then right?
EDIT2: One more question, if I want to OC it. Should I use MSI Afterburner then? Or should I use ASUS Speeddoctor or what it's called since I've got an ASUS card?
And yes, I've got 10.5
Edited by Reactions - 6/10/10 at 5:29am
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post #2 of 11
Afterburner is the usual choice. However, some Asus cards don't allow it to control the voltage, in which case you'll need to use the Asus utility.

That score sounds too high for one 5970 and too low for two.

What's the GPU score, specifically?

Yeah... that's low.

Check this page out. There are a few really bad runs, and then stock runs. You're a good 2000 below those.

http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocard/...=gpubenchmarks

EDIT: Go to the last page.
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post #3 of 11
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I only got one 5970, not 2. And the GPU score is 20900. I didn't do the CPU tests.
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post #4 of 11
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I only got one 5970, not 2. And the GPU score is 20900. I didn't do the CPU tests.
Yeah sorry... I was being stupid... I meant too high for one core (GTX480 gets about 18K stock) and too low for two cores (23K ish)
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Score also depend on your CPU clock. Sounds right to me if your CPU is at stock. If you have a nice oc going there vantage should be around 24k.

I oc'd my 5970 using overdrive and am now getting scores close to 27 k. The only thing is you must set the sppeds for each gpu seperatly.
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Yeah, everything on my PC is at stock.
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would advice you to try the driver i find you get be/tter results out of that, and use the MSI Afterburn works better u can take the card to 900/1200 with 1.25V .Please when you are doing this makesure and Disable ATI over drive or u wont get the clock.
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Yeah, everything on my PC is at stock.
21k is a fine score with everything at stock. OC if you want, and you will see better benches.
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21k is a fine score with everything at stock. OC if you want, and you will see better benches.
No it's not. CPU is only 10% of the final score in Vantage Performance and a stock 870 should get between 21 and 22K.

A stock 5970 should right around 24K.

See this:

http://hwbot.org/community/submissio...70_25020_marks

The 930 is at 4.0, but the stock 5970 is still pulling 24K. Even if there's a bottleneck with his CPU being at stock, it's not a 4K bottleneck.
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I've got an i7 860 not an 870 btw. I have reinstalled and sweeped drivers now, but still the ATI Overdrive thingy is unlocked. What can I do? Should I just click away the thing that says, enable ATI Overdrive? Will it work good in Afterburner then?
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