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Originally Posted by sublime0 View Post
Its a Phenom.. Thats what makes it that way.
Intel fan boys always have the answer...

Something is obviously wrong. What drivers are you using? Is Crossfire enabled in the Catalyst Control Panel?
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Its like when you buy intel it comes with AMD post radar...
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I'm thinking it's a driver issue.
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post #24 of 52
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Yeah that must be it.. lolz.

What was your CPU score in 3Dmark?


My sig rig scored 16484 with a pair of 3870's and a 9850 Phenom @ 3.2 ghz.
Single card score is 12795 @ 2.990 ghz CPU.
CPU score was over 4400.

I'm running the 7.11 drivers...
The 7.11 drivers work with Crossfire? I thought only 8.3 and up did.
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post #25 of 52
I like to think Intel / nVidia is better: Q6600 @ 3.6 and 9800GTX = 17,000 3Dmarks.

With two, it goes to around 21,000
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post #26 of 52
we don't need fanboyism in here, we are trying to help someone out. Posting that Intel/Nvidia is better is just rude. I'd start with new drivers, making sure that crossfire is enabled, and then if it still hasn't done anything, or just a little, THEN start worrying about CPU bottlenecks.
    
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post #27 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by thawny View Post
I like to think Intel / nVidia is better: Q6600 @ 3.6 and 9800GTX = 17,000 3Dmarks.

With two, it goes to around 21,000
Thanks for the constructive post.

Like most other people have stated, I would say to reinstall drivers and double check that Xfire is enabled ans such.
post #28 of 52
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I like to think Intel / nVidia is better: Q6600 @ 3.6 and 9800GTX = 17,000 3Dmarks.

With two, it goes to around 21,000
Post like that make me wish there was a minus "-" Rep button
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so a phenom 9850 with 2x 3870 scoring 8560 is totally normal?
No its not normal at all. Phenom is jsut as good as Q6600 when at stock. Try ovecloking the CPU and aslo that CPU is not a bottleneck at all. What drivers are you using?
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post #30 of 52
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The 7.11 drivers work with Crossfire? I thought only 8.3 and up did.
Ben,

8.3 and up are needed for CrossfireX for 3-4 cards..
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