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Old 08-23-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default 4870 Bios...

Just wondering if there is any real benefits of flashing your 4870's BIOS with a different one? If there is can anyone recomend a decent one?
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Just wondering if there is any real benefits of flashing your 4870's BIOS with a different one? If there is can anyone recomend a decent one?
the benefit with the ASUS TOP 4870 bios in particular is that the max gpu clock is insane compared to some of the other brands' stock bios maxes, my Visiontek bios maxed out at 790/1100 while the max for the ASUS TOP bios is 900MHz , can you say volt mod and watercooling...? also included in the bios is a fan fix that has my gpu idling at ~50C and tops out at ~70C at full load...

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Old 08-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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Not only are the CCC max clocks increased but overclocked cards such as the ASUS TOP and XFX Black Edition etc increase the core voltage.

I flash all my reference cards to an overclocked BIOS then mess with the core voltages and fan settings from there. That way I can also sell it as an overclocked card
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