yup, ocs about as much as a 285 GTX does....So we'll see what happens. the Bus width and Vram amount is just pathetic though in my opinon. I would've been much happier to see mroe Vrama nd GDDR5 added, but they just wanted short cuts.
I decided to go with nether the 4890 or the 275 GTX, and wait for the 4770. seems like a much better bang for the buck for my secondary.
Like I mentioned in the 7 page dribble thread, I said you should wait for the 4770. If its just for a "backup" PC for gaming then I wouldnt dump $260 on a video card.
As for the topic, ive gotten my GTX 285 stable at around 760 core, but I keep it at the EVGA FTW specs, which is 720core/1651 shaders, and 1386 memory. No artifacting, and temps are doing alot better since I redid my case this weekend, load temps droped about 4c. 760mhz core was just too high for comfort, plus I admitedly didnt let it run stressing for too long....was nervous.
yup, I thinkt he max stable I could push it was 772 core and 3 ghz memory, and I usually game at 745 mhz when playing Crysis for fun. I ran ATItool to scan for artifacts at 772, and got nothing for 10 minutes. I didn't try anything longer just because I was bored.
BUt overall when COD5 or left 4 dead, I disable Sli and run OCX speeds.
I too don;'t like keeping the GPU pushed
But I mostly game on ps3 and laptop now.
Grid and Wheelman on the run, and RE5, Gundam and FIFA 09 on the ps3