Hi guys, im really sad i just buy this 4890 hoping for a massive increase in score from my old asus 9800gt 512, but it gave very little improvement. Please if someone can give me some input, that would be greatly appreciated (only got 800 more overal points upgrade from the 9800GT 512MB)
10959 3DMarks (now 15000 from new cpu)
SM2.0 Score: 4610
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 5981
CPU Score: 2219
That's right ^
First of all the best way to know that your performance is better,is to check your FPS in games,and it seems u are getting better FPS so this means there is no problem here
3DMARK 06 isn't the best app to trust since u ran it in 1280x1024 too giving little room to your HD 4890 to show its true power.
Most games GPU limited and u are getting excellent performance in them,but some like RTS games or GTA IV(To be honest GTA IV isn't good optimized either) and that's why you don't see much of a boost in them,so don't worry check your FPS in games and if they are higher than before then you don't have any problems
just goes to show you how bad a bottleneck can get sometimes. If you get you a really good CPU cooler that black edition will overclock even further. On a very high end air cooler and some messing around with the vcore you should get around 3.8GHz stable.
That will really let that card have some breathing room and give you some more head room for overclocking the 4890 some more.
oh yeah and it only gets worse. I swear the first time I ever did a really solid overclock I was so addicted to the idea of simply seeing how far it could go that the next thing I knew I had the parts for a water cooling loop in front of me. And now all these years later I find myself wanting a $400 motherboard just to see if I can get a bit more on the next build.