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I don't really need another, but I'm considering looking for one and going crossfire. smile.gif
post #22 of 34
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decided to get another xfx 7970. not bad at all wink.gif

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/3015594
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Nice dude, how do you like the devil's canyon???

I'd like to see it with some higher GPU clocks!!!

BTW... I find it so strange that my phenom 2 at 4GHz scores what your 4670k does at 4.4GHz rolleyes.gif!!
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ha beats me, I had FRAPS running on accident also have an antivirus not sure about you, these things are like a jet though when gaming. I will probably end up throwing my pc in the corner on the floor it's way to loud to be by me on the desk.
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how about now?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/4423065?

this after I flashed both of them to the black edition bios.
post #26 of 34
How's the temps on those??

I have been testing my core at 1250-1270mhz with 1.3v, it's been hot,but damn it's fast....
Have you tried pushing that i5 harder? You may be seeing a little bottlenecking going on with the two GPU's.......

Look at my score on one card....
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2860668

Those aren't daily clocks, but are very stable and artifact free.... I just don't like the temps redface.gif

This old Phenom gives a good showing on the Physics test if you ask me....
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How's the temps on those??

I have been testing my core at 1250-1270mhz with 1.3v, it's been hot,but damn it's fast....
Have you tried pushing that i5 harder? You may be seeing a little bottlenecking going on with the two GPU's.......

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http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2860668

Those aren't daily clocks, but are very stable and artifact free.... I just don't like the temps redface.gif

This old Phenom gives a good showing on the Physics test if you ask me....

lol why do you have 2 different brands of RAM and speeds? and while I'm gaming both of the cards stay around 97%-99% so I don't think I'm bottlenecking any from my CPU. the processor gets to hot I can't push it any higher.
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Actually the RAM brands are different (Hyuindai blue boards and Team Group), but the Hynix chips on the sticks are very similar thumb.gif

They both run at the same speed, it just reports the SPD rating on FireStrike for some reason.... Benches were done at DDR3 1800 for all sticks.
My Thuban has a pretty good IMC to handle 4 DIMMs at that speed.... I just wish the northbridge would break 2800 with 4 DIMMs but it just won't, no matter how much voltage I send to it, but that's getting offtopic.gif

Keep pushing those jokers and see if the usage stays pegged, I'd like to see just how far you can take them, with safe temps of course rolleyes.gif
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My test was done on ddr3 1600, no overclock on the RAM. boost my CPU to 4.6ghz later tonight and run the 3dmark again see how it does.
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I would think the IMC on the i5 could handle MUCH higher memory clocks. Even if the timings were loosened..... Intels seem to respond to the clock speeds well, regardless of the latency.
You should be able to get over 2000MHz with 1.55-1.65 volts, depending on the RAM you are using.... I run 1.75V to get DDR1800 CL9 on a Phenom 2 !! biggrin.gif
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