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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by alk View Post
Why aren't these tests being carried out on an x48 board? We already know that 2 4850's suffer performance hits from low PCI-E band width. Stands to reason that more than 2 cards is going to severly saturate the PCI-Ex bus and dramatically reduce scalability.
They SHOULD be using a SkullTrail rig, I think it has PCI-E2.0 16/16/16/16
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
They SHOULD be using a SkullTrail rig, I think it has PCI-E2.0 16/16/16/16
Or a 790FX like the K9A2 Plat.
16/16/16/8
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post #13 of 24
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Or a 790FX like the K9A2 Plat.
16/16/16/8
Does the DFI DK 790FX have the same setup? or is it full 16s
post #14 of 24
looks like 2x4850 is gonna be the only combination you would want.....

the increase per card after that just aint worth the money...
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Or a 790FX like the K9A2 Plat.
16/16/16/8
Even then, only tri-fire would be worth the extra card.
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It is nothing to worry about, performance is just a driver update away.
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post #17 of 24
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It is nothing to worry about, performance is just a driver update away.
YEAH OK
post #18 of 24
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Tweaktown just did a review including the hotfix that just came out and man, the scores are all over the place,from 2 to 3 to 4, up and down.

LINK

I guess tweaktown doesnt allow linking of pics, but for the most part, the more cards you add, the lower the fps except for 3dmark and vantage.
that's because you shouldn't hotlink pictures

download them and reupload somewhere else if you want to share.

seems ati has some driver work cut out for them.
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post #19 of 24
Isn't this a x48 board? http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?mo...11&l3=640&l4=0

Skull trail, this work station motherboard, all pointless cuz we would never buy it. Testing a 790FX chipset is most feesble, 2 pciexpress lanes split to 4 so quad 8x 8x 8x 8x crossfirex configuration.

From the results, we see crossfire performs superbly from the 2 x16 lanes, but the other 2 cards were using crap x4 lanes and we know how crossfire performance is on p35 motherboards. A retest on a AMD platform might help with the results.

Looks like ATI's driver team has a hell load of work for em. We see performance increase in unreal tournament, vantage, 3dmark so its is possible to see some noticable performance ups. But from the unreal tournament results, we see where crossfirex truely shines, high resolutions. Lets not buy 4 videocards for our 22" monitors.
post #20 of 24
They definitely should have used a different motherboard...

from the asus site:
4 x PCIe x16 (@ x16, x16, x4, x4) (Dual PCIe 2.0 x 16)
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