Re: Typical core temperatures for 5900?
lol people have been doing this ever since the 5950 came out. the 5950 is a tiny bit better card, but thats all. it has slightly faster gpu and memory (the core has been redesigned, and the ram is 2.0ns instead of 2.2ns). but the benefits of flashing a 5900 to a 5950 are still very great. i should know, i did it myself.
some advantages are 1) my benchmark scores and gaming performance are pretty much in line with those that own real 5950 ultras 2) the bios allows for higher overclocks 3) cooler temps 4) better graphics
the only disadvantage is if you flash the wrong card (i.e. 5900xt) with 5950 clock speeds it could fry the memory.
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Last edited by rewt; 11-18-04 at 02:19 AM.