9600Pro OC How Much of a boost?

SLalley

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I am new to OCing and am wondering how much of a real world performance boost a person gets with the 9600Pro?

So with FarCry as an example how many FPS increase would a person expect? Only looking for ball park numbers here. Thanks!

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addiarmadar

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Not much is to be expected but enable the FPS counter to really see any increase in performance.

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Go here and d/l the Rage3d tweak program and see <A HREF="http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak" target="_new">http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak</A>

Install, reboot and see how high you get ur core and mem speeds. It's pretty easy to use the proggie for OCing

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I can give you an idea later today with UT2K4 and Morrowind using fraps and a few Benchies (of my chosing :evil: ), but from experience it basically smooths out your minimum FPS.

Overclocking the MEMROY has a greater impact than the core, since the R9600P is memory starved more than anything.


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Ok just got in ran a few tests.

Change from 400/300 to 500/350 using Xp2000+ with CAT 4.7 drivers;

Morrowind in alot of cases about 20% improvement. Even in <A HREF="http://img9.exs.cx/img9/6770/ScreenShot25.jpg" target="_new">the most grinding section</A> I could think of (where I could get similar frames) starting from a single save point, at stock I got 9-10 fps and at overclocked I got 11-12 fps. Sure it's not grand but that was at 16x12 good solid boost.

I still haven't found a full version benchmark for UT2K4, but the frame rates bumped up about 5-10fps (closr to 10-15% increase) with 12x10 for simlar situations, but there it's not as easy to compare.

<b>Gun Metal</b> Benchmark;

Test 1
Stock: Min: 10.20 Avg: 16.58 Max: 35.34
<font color=red>OC'ed</font color=red>: Min: 12.61 Avg: 20.24 Max: 44.29
<b>Diff: +23.7% / +22% / + 25.3% </b>

Test 2:
Stock: Min: 8.60 Avg: 20.78 Max: 43.31
<font color=red>OC'ed</font color=red>: Min: 10.35 Avg: 24.46 Max: 45.28
<b>Diff: +20.3% / +17.7% / +4.5% </b>


<b>X2</b> (Full Results) STOCK;


Framerates
Scene 00 169.694 fps
Scene 01 66.558 fps
Scene 02 43.996 fps
Scene 03 32.543 fps
Scene 04 55.292 fps
Scene 05 44.888 fps
Scene 06 31.777 fps
Scene 07 59.648 fps
Scene 08 62.953 fps
Scene 09 58.316 fps
Scene 10 47.186 fps
Scene 11 44.671 fps
Scene 12 35.091 fps
Scene 13 35.180 fps
Scene 14 94.447 fps
Scene 15 62.891 fps
Scene 16 48.782 fps
Scene 17 71.666 fps
Scene 18 48.759 fps
Scene 19 19.016 fps
Scene 20 61.091 fps
Scene 21 40.513 fps
Scene 22 48.677 fps
Scene 23 62.165 fps
Scene 24 45.489 fps

Overall average framerate: 55.652 fps


X2 <font color=red>Overclocked</font color=red>;

Framerates
Scene 00 209.606 fps
Scene 01 66.331 fps
Scene 02 54.159 fps
Scene 03 40.013 fps
Scene 04 54.647 fps
Scene 05 44.447 fps
Scene 06 31.588 fps
Scene 07 61.657 fps
Scene 08 72.962 fps
Scene 09 63.607 fps
Scene 10 46.141 fps
Scene 11 44.375 fps
Scene 12 34.802 fps
Scene 13 34.954 fps
Scene 14 93.560 fps
Scene 15 62.346 fps
Scene 16 55.050 fps
Scene 17 79.338 fps
Scene 18 51.382 fps
Scene 19 18.943 fps
Scene 20 60.598 fps
Scene 21 40.102 fps
Scene 22 48.464 fps
Scene 23 61.764 fps
Scene 24 48.580 fps

Overall average framerate: 59.177 fps

So sometimes minor, sometimes major, but the main impact will likely be felt in the Min. FPS area, although there should be a global boost even if small at times.


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