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Op do you have any 3dmark runs with tri enabled?
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I sure do man, check my profile for benches
keep in mind though with this current mobo my cpu is locked to 4 cores.. and is oced to 3.8(stock voltage)
because of vdroop if I go higher with the power phase design


*edit*

here
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5426894

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http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1881/13/

graphics score just between 6990OC and 7950CF
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Originally Posted by cainy1991 View Post

I sure do man, check my profile for benches
keep in mind though with this current mobo my cpu is locked to 4 cores.. and is oced to 3.8(stock voltage)
because of vdroop if I go higher with the power phase design


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Op I personally think you should just stay with them till the 8 series amd And 7 series from nvidia. Youre massively cpu bottlenecked. Ever consider just jumping to a 3820 and X79 so you could push those cards properly?
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post #34 of 64
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with my actual mobo(not my temp Im currently running to get that score)
my cpu comes much closer behind the graphics score...
as it unlocks to a 6core and OC's to 4.4... it gets to a point
where when I increase the clock rate any further I get no performance increase.
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I went from 2x MSI 6850's that were fairly high clocked. I can say that the performance to a 7950 is really nice!
I'd say go with a pair of 7870's or a set of 7950's if you can afford them. In all honesty the more vRAM the more futureproof and seeing as you'll be getting 2-3 cards most likely you'll need more vRAM to drive them.
 
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op, unlock your cpu and even at 4GHz you will surely beat my score (using old driver) . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4135212

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post #37 of 64
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I went from 2x MSI 6850's that were fairly high clocked. I can say that the performance to a 7950 is really nice!
I'd say go with a pair of 7870's or a set of 7950's if you can afford them. In all honesty the more vRAM the more futureproof and seeing as you'll be getting 2-3 cards most likely you'll need more vRAM to drive them.

buuut 7870's have same Vram as 7850... and when both OC'ed the difference is not worth the extra $78 .... or is it? :S there are not enough benches out there LOL or atleast ones that I can find
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op, unlock your cpu and even at 4GHz you will surely beat my score (using old driver) . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4135212

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your cpu is sitting at more or less the exact settings mine normally does biggrin.gif
damn this cheapo mobo:( lol
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post #39 of 64
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your cpu is sitting at more or less the exact settings mine normally does biggrin.gif
damn this cheapo mobo:( lol

i bought my mobo here in ocn market for $60. go for an am3+ and wait for steamroller.
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I have a GB 990fx-UD3 that Im waiting on to get back from an RMA...
but Im thinking when it arrives back Im just going to sell it... as my experience with
gigabyte just keeps getting worse.. but thats what I get for being broke lol


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forgot the x in the fx... wow Im slow today...
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