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post #21 of 41
8x AFR? Holy crap.
post #22 of 41
wow, can't wait until folding is enabled on CUDA massive point boost!!!
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post #23 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by dskina View Post
"Hi, I'm a $4.6 million dollar supercomputer."

"And I'm a PC."

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post #24 of 41
Waste of money revealed!
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post #25 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pooping^fish View Post
Their 3dmark06 score sucks. Bad scaling and a phenom?
QX9770 ftw.
LOL@you. There is no scaling. It's not in SLI. It's simply just four graphics cards working simultaneously (especially since they point out the fact that they're using a crossfire-based motherboard). The work distribution is governed by the CPU (likely because writing code for their calculation program would be far too difficult when taking into account SLI). Using a QX would be a waste of money/processing power since likely it doesn't even need the full power of the phenom they used (simple speculation though).
    
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post #26 of 41
I'm pretty sure they had their reasons to go with the phenom
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post #27 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
I'm pretty sure they had their reasons to go with the phenom
like i said before, the x48 only has 3 pci express slots the most while people can put 4 dual slot cards on the k9a platiunm. Their forced to go 790FX, not a bad thing.
post #28 of 41
So... Did Intel just lose 4.6 million dollar in sales on the next supercomputer build to 4 Nvidia Cards? XD
 
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post #29 of 41
It would have been even better if they would have used a Core 2 Quad and not a Phenom. Along with a SLi MOBO.

I'm not saying Phenom is bad but The Intel Quads are easly faster and have much more overclocking head room.
    
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post #30 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
It would have been even better if they would have used a Core 2 Quad and not a Phenom. Along with a SLi MOBO.

I'm not saying Phenom is bad but The Intel Quads are easly faster and have much more overclocking head room.
Read some of darksideleader posts, he explains why the AMD board is better.
 
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