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All,

Got myself a 6950.

I've unlocked it, and it's happy enough as is. I've got the card set to 880/1375 and it's solid/happy as a bunny. I've also added 20% power to the card in ATI overdrive.

Are these settings OK? I don't feel the need to OC beyond 880/1375 (the 6970 clocks) because at the moment I'm getting a buttery smooth 60fps in everything I'm playing; what should I or could I do differently? is the 20% power boost necessary?

I know I could test it with furmark etc. but I figured asking here would be quicker
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keep power control to + 20% all the time, otherwise it will downclock at 100% load.

i would check with furmark to, just to be sure. not all 6950's can handle 1375mhz on memory
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farih View Post
keep power control to + 20% all the time, otherwise it will downclock at 100% load.

i would check with furmark to, just to be sure. not all 6950's can handle 1375mhz on memory
This.
Most of the cards can get to 6970 mem clocks and even further, but even if it doesn't handle 6970 mem clocks, its not that big of a deal ... mem clock hardly makes any difference. Core clock matters the most but since it already gives 60+ FPS in everything you play, there's no need to go beyond 6970 clocks.
Congrats on the unlock
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my 6950 is currently runnin 925/1425 with full 20%
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
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my 6950 is currently runnin 925/1425 with full 20%
Which brand?




OP: if you're happy, let it be =)
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Yes
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
mem clock hardly makes any difference. Core clock matters the most
This is not true. Some games benefit from higher memory than core and vice versa.

OP, 95% of 6950's can handle 6970 clock with ease. Also, don't be afraid to push it further just be cautious on the voltage. The average overclock for a 6950 is 950/1400 or 950/1450 depending on voltage. Others such as myself has reach 1ghz on the core with 1.3v-1.35v. Do lots of research before attempting to find the max overclock on your 6950. Enjoy.
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This is not true. Some games benefit from higher memory than core and vice versa.
Very true. Every 25MHz or so, I gained nearly 1 FPS during my Crysis tests. But this was CFX, so maybe 25MHz is worth 1/2 FPS for one card? ;p
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Crysis is a tricky one... I hardly see any fps gain at 1000/1460. Overall fps increase is probably 2-3 fps. As for other games such as dirt 2, Civilization V, and a few more titles I've seen up to 5-10+ fps more.

Maybe Crysis is more CPU dependent?
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