Well this bodes well...
Two cards in crossfire with cpu at 3.33 ghz, ram at stock, 4870's at stock.
for comparison, two 8800GTS (BFG G92's factory overclocked) with cpu at 3.33 and ram at stock speeds.
Just shy of 20k with the cards at stock!
Here is a 3.6 run. I also did a couple of rounds of COD4.
My average frames were 250. The lowest it dipped to was about 220. I have com_maxfps set to 250 but I saw the counter spike to 500 at times.
This is at 1680x1050 with all detail max and 4x AA.
another funny thing.I have a coolermaster cosmos S with a 200mm door fan.
After putting the second card in, I saw that my mb nb temps were in the mid 50's celcius. Then I added a 60mm fan onto the nb with zip ties, temps went down a few degrees.
Trying to figure it out, I decided to check the door fan. It has a micro mesh in front of the fan (for dust filtering). It was completely caked through the centre area of the fan so air intake was severely compromised.
Using snips, I cut away the plastic frame that contains the mesh (its not removable and can't even be accessed unless you take the door apart).
My motherboard temps are now around 34C under load and my two video cards now idle at 72C instead of 79C.
I may have to clean out the case more frequently (although I have 4 other 120mm intake fans as well), but for a drop of 20C on nb temps its worth it.
Again, I added a 3.6 test with a pair of factory overclocked GTS
Odd, I got 20260 with my 8800 GTS' in SLI and my Q6700 at 3.6...and a 780i board Anyone want to guess how much less I spent...?
Not hating, just trying to add some contrast...
In case you didn't read the entire thread, Robilar knows exactly what a GTS SLI set up is capable of.