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Old 10-22-04, 01:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fx 5700 Ultra 128MB Tweaks?

Thre are two sets of Omega drivers for NVidia users. One give about the same quality of the Forceware at default settings but with a little speed boost and the other give abetter overall quality.

For me it's all about quality and I prefer to overclock the card rather than to boost performance by leveling down the rendering.

The 5700 core is made at IBM fabs using the same high performance 0.13 u process of the NV40. It can reach effortlessy 550MHz or even 600MHz.

The main limiting factor is the memory modules or rather the heat produced by GDDR-2 which affects also the overclocks of the core. If you're lucky enough to have a board with GDDR-3, they run much cooler and you can push the core highewr without worrying about stability or temperatures.

My board reaches 580MHz on the core and 1.05 GHz on the ram and it can run even the most demanding games without a glitch.
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