Originally Posted by roshambo
If you had a car that went 0 to 60 in 15 seconds and if you could connect one wire to make it go 0 to 60 in 8 seconds, why not do it? I understand some people don't want to risk it, but the performance gain from it is tremendous. Anyone with an unmodded card, what is your best 3DMark05 score?
Yes, but it's like an everyday person strapping a rocket engine to a car, and hoping it won't explode with them in it. If the card dies, there *is* no replacement. Laptop dead, kaput, no second chances. (Possibly a rare 800$ card on ebay possibly, but...) Not only that, my best 05 score is close to 4k with an overclock. That's just fine for me. The performance gain isn't "tremendous" enough to warrant the trouble and risk in my opinion. Not only that, but your assuming that every single card is exactly the same. They are not. You're also assuming that it will work so easily for everyone, when it has been documented by many users here that it does not always work. It depends on the card's age, core, etc. Some have pipes that do not work, some do. Connecting that wire does not neeccessarily guarantee that you will have a faster card by default.