I've finally found the ideal speeds for my modified 9600XT. It's 560 Mhz for core and 660 Mhz for the memory clock (560/660). Initially, it was 500/600. But see, what I don't understand is how this card, which is just plain sub-mediocre compared to the 6800s and 7800s out there, is actually running faster in terms of the gpu speed. The card jas 4 pipeline architecture, as opposed to the 12, 14, 16, 18 and 24 that some of the more advanced, pricier cards have. Yet I've only seen those cards running at 350 Mhz to 450 Mhz core. How come this outdated card of mine, the 9600XT has a higher speed? It doesn't even run close to as well as any of the more advanced cards. Can someone explain this?
btw, I know for example that some of the more advanced cards have more features (such as SM 3.0) or higher memory clockings, but what I'm asking about is solely for raw gpu processing power.
here's a shot to show you guys the clockings. Take into mind that the memory clocking indicated is pre-effective, so it should be double whatever is indicated in ATi Tool. Also, you might see the temperature jumping up and stuff but that's only cuz I put it into performace settings from resting settings, but I'll tell you that usually, when at 560/660, the temp under heavy load
is about 40 C.