Originally Posted by Edwin
Could you post some useful benchmarks like in game frame rates? These synthetic benchmarking programs have no use in the real world.
I don't think that's quite true, game benchmarks are generally more subjective than synthetic benchmarks due to preferential deals between core manufacturers and development houses/publishers - Doom 3 favours NVidia cores slightly, Far Cry favours ATI cores slightly, Half Life 2 favours ATI cores enormously due to forcing 32bit floating point accuracy in every instance on NVidia cores while ATI cores can use 24bit - surprisingly NVidia cores still manage to compete fairly well.
Synthetic benchmarks are supposed to provide a level playing field, admittedly this hasn't always been the case as core manufacturers have been guilty of "tweaking" their drivers specifically to achieve high scores in certain synthetic benchmarks, nevertheless they still provide a useful indicator (particularly the current 3DMark '05 benchmark). Having said all that, I too would like to see a comparative benchmark of especially HL2 performance, maybe using HardwareOC's HL2 benchmarking tool.
P.S. Ikenstein - is 395MHz the highest stable core OC you can achieve? Have you tried using the Coolbits 2 Forceware hack to go higher?