posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 10:48 PM
i have 2 main desktop pc's that are almost identical. the only differences are cpu and video cards.
one has an opteron 148 (2.2ghz/1mb L2) and the other is an athlon64 4000+ (2.4 (oc'd to 2.6)/1mb L2). the opteron box has a geforce 8600gts 512 ddr3
and the 4000+ has an ati x1950xtx 512 ddr4.
i just saw benchmarks that say the 1950 should kill the 8600, but even after oveclocking the 1950, i can't get it to even match the 8600. it's very
close now, but i can't possibly see how it's supposed to beat it so easily as the benchmarks show - even with the faster cpu. i grabbed the ati tray
tools and spent a couple of hours finding the limits for the gpu and memory clocks, even bumped up the voltage on both to make sure i was really
hitting the limit.
i was wondering if anyone had any insight as to why my 1950 seemingly isn't performing up to par. i'm getting new mobo/cpu's this week but only one
new video card so i want to keep the better of the 2. if there's a way to make the 1950 shine then i'll gladly keep it, but right now it looks like
the 8600 is going to stick around.
[edit on 24-2-2008 by an0maly33]