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    Windows 8 Graphics Performance

    Nice job Wizard, yet one big question remains unanswered: Is this the DirectX10 fiasco all over again? Reminder: When Vista came out, Microsoft forced everyone who wanted DirectX10 to upgrade to Vista, because they wouldn't want it to be backwards compatible as an incentive to push Vista sales...
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    Radeon HD 7970: Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem

    In an equation as performance/€ there are 2 cogs you can tweak, not just 1. One way is obvious: double the performance. But there is also another way: Halve the price! This is what happened with the iteration from HD5850 --> HD6850/HD6870. The HD6870 was only slightly faster than the HD5850 but...
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    Another Build Idea (AMD)

    Welcome to the year 2010! A single game (i.e. GTA4) may clock in well over 20GB.
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    Radeon HD 7970: Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem

    Hey bear! Computerbase had just the test you need: http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2011/test-amd-radeon-hd-7970/18/#abschnitt_eyefinity
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    Radeon HD 7970: Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem

    The conclusion I take away from this well-done review is: CPU doesn't matter once you go to 1920x1200 (which should be the MINIMUM resolution for ANYONE who buys a HD7970... I mean, come on? However, once you go up there, the CPU becomes negligible. I've read some previews which show that...
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    HD6870 - underclock flash possible?

    So far at least half a dozen people have cared enough to download the zips and take a look. Still, I really'd appreciate some form of feedback before I flash my GPU into nirvana...
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    Xigmatek Midgard 2

    I do have a Midgard I - you can simply turn the PSU around, problem solved!
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    HD6870 - underclock flash possible?

    HD6870 - underclocking possible? Hello, RBE Community! I'd very much like to underclock my Sapphire HD6870 so it draws less power under video playing conditions, but after reading in this forum, I have severe doubts that flashing will actually work. Is it true that flashing Barts (i.e...
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    RBE bug reports

    Hello. With the latest version of the Catalyst Driver (8.11) the RBE-flashed MSI HD4850 does not clock down in 2D mode anymore. It runs at max clock rates all the time.
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    Recommended Voltage for HD4850 (2D-mode)

    0.93V works; no problems attached. BIOS modified with RBE and flashed with winflash. The only problem I encountered lateley was playing a x264-coded video. I saw big blocks in the picture. But this could as well be because of my low-power CPU (X²-3800)
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    Recommended Voltage for HD4850 (2D-mode)

    I'm just not the type for hardmods. I like to have my graphics card working out of the box. If I can improve it by flashing better fan settings + lower 2D frequencies, great, but I won't remove that fan. Edit: Can this thread be moved to graphics cards? Sry, first post here... wrong category...
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    Recommended Voltage for HD4850 (2D-mode)

    Thanks! But I don't want to mess with my guarantee. Otherwise I'd have bought the Powercolor PCS, but that's too late now - it wasn't yet on the market when I bought my MSI 4850. Soo... anyone with experience on flashing the standard HD4850 and undervolting it? Should I do it or leave it be?
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    Recommended Voltage for HD4850 (2D-mode)

    Hello guys. I've written a German tutorial on how to fix the nasty overheating problem on standard HD4850 cards: http://www.winfuture-forum.de/index.php?showtopic=147726 It includes: making the fan spin more (30% for less heat), lower 2D GPU frequencies (160/500) and undervolting (2D = 0.930V)...
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