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I was having a bit of trouble with my 3870x2 and was just about to RMA it and go back to my 8800GTX when I heard Catalyst 8.3 was out. Needless to say this resolved a lot of my problems so I'll be definitely keeping Big Red.

There seems to be a bit of controversy regarding this card's performance compared to the 8800GTX and 8800Ultra. I've been reading arguments left and right but being lucky enough to have the chance to use a 3870x2 AND an 8800GTX, I would go with the ATi any day of the week. I don't have numbers for the GTX because I am far too lazy (and excited to use the new card) at the moment. Intestingly enough (if you don't take my word for it you don't...no need to flame) but the DiRT framerates are roughly equal to when I ran an E6750 @ 3.6 and a PAIR of vanilla GTXs in SLi. I had that setup a few months ago so maybe it was a driver thing.

Here is an old pic of said system:



Without further adeau:

DiRT with 1.1 Patch.







Crysis with 1.2 Patch:







Bioshock:





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How could you run SLI on a P35 motherboard? The second slot is only 4X and I didn't even think the chipset would support sli mode.
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How could you run SLI on a P35 motherboard? The second slot is only 4X and I didn't even think the chipset would support sli mode.
maybe uber 1337 hacked drivers?

edit: he mobo swapped. AFAIK only the evga/XFX SLI boards have that code OLED display.

anyway...

Could I ask a favour?

Could you run the crysis benchmark tool, @ 1920x1080(1920x1200 would be ok too) w/ everything set to "high"?

I may be getting a new GPU w/in the next couple weeks and would like to see how everything stacks up. Thanks
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It's not SLI, There is a new ATI card that has 2 gpu cores on one PCB (something nvidia decided not to do)
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It's not SLI, There is a new ATI card that has 2 gpu cores on one PCB (something nvidia decided not to do)
He was talking about the 2 GTXs he used to be running(what's shown in the 1st pic). At least I'm assuming.
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maybe uber 1337 hacked drivers?

edit: he mobo swapped. AFAIK only the evga/XFX SLI boards have that code OLED display.
Actually... I have the IP35-pro and it does have the code display. That's what made me realize he might be using a p35 chipset board.
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The mobo in the first picture is NOT a P35 board, it's a 680i, the LED code screen gives that away, and the fact that only a complete geektard would try and run SLI on a P35, the thing would puke.
    
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either different motherboard, or hacked drivers/BIOS (looking for BIOS for a dell e521, halp meh!)

I wish you would check the 8800gtx's with newer drivers, although I'm not sure what else has come out since... (i guess vista drivers)

tide: now I see other posts saying its not a p35. Oh well, I phailed
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The mobo in the first picture is NOT a P35 board, it's a 680i, the LED code screen gives that away.
My IP35 Pro has an LED POST indicator... But yeah, its not P35. Sexy ass setup though...love the loop.

Wooo! Dirt! Love that game so much.
    
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