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Yeah it uses two 6 pin PCIe power connectors so it's not gonna overclock that well, probably 775/1125 max like most cards without voltage tweaking.

Still a great deal!
I'm at 900/1125 on stock voltage I'm ordering one of the Xtreme's today or tomorrow to go with my regular 5850. I'm pretty sure TriXX supports voltage tweaking with these ''new'' 58xx series cards
    
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Yeah it uses two 6 pin PCIe power connectors so it's not gonna overclock that well, probably 775/1125 max like most cards without voltage tweaking.

Still a great deal!
How did you only get to 775/1125 with no voltage boost..?

I've seen nearly every card getting to at least 800/1150, most at something like 850/1200
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How did you only get to 775/1125 with no voltage boost..?

I've seen nearly every card getting to at least 800/1150, most at something like 850/1200
775/1125 are CCC limits, and they stay in place even if you install Afterburner. Oddly enough, TriXX can overclock regardless of CCC being installed or not
    
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775/1125 are CCC limits, and they stay in place even if you install Afterburner. Oddly enough, TriXX can overclock regardless of CCC being installed or not
Actually CCC is not limited to that, My Asus in CCC has the option to go 900/1200 which is why I plan to buy another.

*edit* just checked my Asus has 1200/1400 available in CCC Overdrive.
Edited by tout - 4/25/11 at 3:53am
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I'm at 900/1125 on stock voltage I'm ordering one of the Xtreme's today or tomorrow to go with my regular 5850. I'm pretty sure TriXX supports voltage tweaking with these ''new'' 58xx series cards
Is that Sapphire you have happen to be reference? If so, that would explain the higher overclock. I bet the extreme doesn't match that speed, otherwise it wouldn't be $140.
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Actually CCC is not limited to that, My Asus in CCC has the option to go 900/1200 which is why I plan to buy another.

*edit* just checked my Asus has 1200/1400 available in CCC Overdrive.
Hmm, mine had always been limited to that, in CCC anyway

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Is that Sapphire you have happen to be reference? If so, that would explain the higher overclock. I bet the extreme doesn't match that speed, otherwise it wouldn't be $140.
Nope, its non-reference, completely different PCB and voltage controller, not sure if the memory are the same chips as reference though
    
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Hmm, mine had always been limited to that, in CCC anyway



Nope, its non-reference, completely different PCB and voltage controller, not sure if the memory are the same chips as reference though
900 is a pretty good OC for a non reference board!

I had an MSI that wouldn't do more than 825 stable and now I have an XFX that doesn't seem to like anything beyond 775 - I get system lockups.
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900 is a pretty good OC for a non reference board!

I had an MSI that wouldn't do more than 825 stable and now I have an XFX that doesn't seem to like anything beyond 775 - I get system lockups.
From my past experience with XFX, they've cheaped out on non reference designs and thats the one thing I'd say about this Sapphire (my one). While its non ref, its a very high quality card.

This card will actually do 950, but its not stable beyond 2 hours of gaming or so, so I'm quite content with 900, and im content enough with that. I'd be hopeful the Xtreme would do the same
    
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Should i get this and Xfire my current 5850, or sell my current 5850 buy a 6950 and unlock to 6970.
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Should i get this and Xfire my current 5850, or sell my current 5850 buy a 6950 and unlock to 6970.
Depending on the game/bench, XFire 5850's are about the same as a single 6970 id be inclined to go for the single card though
    
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