Originally posted by Elbatrop1
Whats the point of racing cars?
Whats the point of any competition sport?
All you want is to be recognized as better than the next guy at something that you are passionate about.
OCing isnt for everyone, but it was for this guy, and a few thousand others.
I wasn't talking about the benchmark, dude. I was talking about how this guy pulled just about every trick in the book to force the cards to work faster.
So he took two top-ot-line ATI cards, basically gave them the computer version of nitros, and blew the top off the benchmark. He did it, but does it have any practical meaning? Was this a level achieved by the current state of the technology, that which we can all use and buy? If I pump an athlete full of steroids and he breaks the world record, is it that great of an accomplishment?
Now, if ATI put out an off-the-shelf card that, by normal design, pumped out 15k on the 3Dmark benchtest, I'd be impressed.
This guy didn't impress me. It's not like he came up with some new algorithms or chip materials or drivers or anything. All he did was pump as much power and cooling into them. He didn't make a breakthrough for ATI. This isn't an ATI victory. This ain't even a selling point. Not unless you got the money to waste setting up the OCing.
If this guy came out with a new driver or something that helped the ATI card reach full potential and slaughter the benchmark, THAT would be worth talking about. What this guy did, is a mild curiosity at best.