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I've bounced back to 11.5 at the moment, simply because 3D Mark Vantage doesnt support the other video drivers yet... And Vantage is the only 3D Mark software I legitimately own
I might run Vantage again, now that I've put the drivers back... Hopefully it'll confirm my results.. T_T

P21413 http://3dmark.com/3dmv/3369766
Graphics score of 22102 <3 (This was at 925 / 1525 )

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post #2322 of 3890
Figure this is the place to ask this...

I am looking at swapping my 5850 out, for a 6950...

My 5850 is a Reference Model that gives me some great overclocks; and I am looking to get the same out of a 6950.

I do a lot of gaming on this system, and also have a TV Tuner card and watch TV on occasions.

I would prefer a 2g version of the 6950; but would be willing to settle for a 1g if I have too.... though I read somewhere that the only difference between the two is that the 2G version allows you to run 1080; while the 1G does not?

I may get two, and Crossfire them, though this all depends on the price... if I don't get two, then I will likely plan to add a second, in the future.

So my question I suppose is...

What is the preferred 6950 and which ones have the best chance of being unlocked for better overclocking?
     
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Figure this is the place to ask this...

I am looking at swapping my 5850 out, for a 6950...

My 5850 is a Reference Model that gives me some great overclocks; and I am looking to get the same out of a 6950.

I do a lot of gaming on this system, and also have a TV Tuner card and watch TV on occasions.

I would prefer a 2g version of the 6950; but would be willing to settle for a 1g if I have too.... though I read somewhere that the only difference between the two is that the 2G version allows you to run 1080; while the 1G does not?

I may get two, and Crossfire them, though this all depends on the price... if I don't get two, then I will likely plan to add a second, in the future.

So my question I suppose is...

What is the preferred 6950 and which ones have the best chance of being unlocked for better overclocking?
I have a 5850, and 6970. The latter is stronger, but it's really only noticeable with things cranked up, and higher resolution. The FPS also won't tank as quickly. I don't have experience with Crossfire, so can't recommend it. A 6 series will hold for a while, methinks.
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11.8 FAIL ... been using 11/.7 ever since
had to reinstall windows for the first time this year. Thank you AMD :@
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I absolutely love 11.8 haha.. Gave me performance boosts all across the board almost.
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Originally Posted by cjc75 View Post
Figure this is the place to ask this...

I am looking at swapping my 5850 out, for a 6950...

My 5850 is a Reference Model that gives me some great overclocks; and I am looking to get the same out of a 6950.

I do a lot of gaming on this system, and also have a TV Tuner card and watch TV on occasions.

I would prefer a 2g version of the 6950; but would be willing to settle for a 1g if I have too.... though I read somewhere that the only difference between the two is that the 2G version allows you to run 1080; while the 1G does not?

I may get two, and Crossfire them, though this all depends on the price... if I don't get two, then I will likely plan to add a second, in the future.

So my question I suppose is...

What is the preferred 6950 and which ones have the best chance of being unlocked for better overclocking?
The reference design 6950's are almost guaranteed to unlock. If you play at 1080p with AA turned up then you'll want the 2GB version. The 1GB version doesn't unlock AFAIK and will really hold you back at higher resolutions. And I wouldn't recommend Crossfiring the 1GB cards since you'll probably regret it later on as games require more and more VRAM.
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11.8 where great to start off at, then i found myself reformatting the PC over and over
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The reference design 6950's are almost guaranteed to unlock. If you play at 1080p with AA turned up then you'll want the 2GB version. The 1GB version doesn't unlock AFAIK and will really hold you back at higher resolutions. And I wouldn't recommend Crossfiring the 1GB cards since you'll probably regret it later on as games require more and more VRAM.
NO LONGER !!!

You'll be lucky to get a card today that unlocks!!
ANyway ,. the Twin Frozr 3's manage to do this by and far with a higher chance of success .. see the thread in my signature!
Btw, any card can run 1080p .. even 256MB cards ( I was on a 7800gtx while my 6850 went for repairs, and then I upgraded to a 6950) .. it's just that higher texture sizes = more vram required.. and if it doesn't fit the VRam , it borrows some space from ur main RAM .. so that'll lead to a performance hit at the worst!!

Hmm.. the 1GBs are excellent VFM ..
The 6870 Black is not a BAD option if ur running short.

But very true .. higher AA, AF = more texture space required, so in most cases, with high amounts of AA/AF , the 2GB will outclass the 1GB ./.

I recall seeing a post where 2x 1.5GB 580GTX's in SLI FAILED ... like ~ 10FPS while the 2x2GB 6970's pulled ahead by some 50-60 FPS's// this was of course on a multi monitor setup... but those condifitoons can easily be replicated by playing on a 24inch 1600p monitor with high amounts of AA/AF .

NVidia isn't even a contender anymore , at least in my books.


The 6950 TF3's VRAM hit 1600x4 = 6400MHz in my case so epic win if you will.

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11.8 where great to start off at, then i found myself reformatting the PC over and over

E X A C T L Y !!!

Who didn't get it ?

And honestly , I end up having to format my PC once every year.. always hopping the beta drivers bandwagon.. but this driver has proven to be the black sheep this year.
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i used driversweeper to remove my previous drivers before installing 11.8 preview. and i havent had any noticeable problems.
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gabkicks Microsoft makes ONE OS .. to be used with :
thousands of hardware combinations
thousands of softwares
thousands of users.. each with a different level of tech expertise .

So thats a few million some unique combinations that may / maynot work well .

Then throw in the AMD beta drivers for mixed effect!!
Hot pudding!

AND over-clocked settings which greatly undermine stability of test systems.. I consider every version of windows to be in a test environment. You never know when the darn thing could crash!

Unexploded cow :/ wish I came up with a better nick before I joined OCN :? am sick of this 0razor1 one :/ I'm 0razor1 on steam too :/ how embarrassing :@

EDIT: forgot to add that IRQs are limited in number by the motherboard.. And power supplies cause their own share of grief. Mine's crackling but I'm too lazy to get it replaced..
Edited by 0razor1 - 8/5/11 at 12:15pm
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