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so how much did you spend in total for a 1.1K boost in 3dmark?
Jealous?

Actually I expect to get quite a bit more with my cpu clocked higher.

In terms of cost after selling my prior video cards, motherboard and ram, about $220.

I was also looking ahead as my next purchase is a much larger monitor.

My pair of 8800gts were great for 1680x1050 but I am considering either a 24" or 27" monitor next.
Edited by Robilar - 6/29/08 at 11:48am
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Hmm I'm curious as to what they'll overclock to.
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I'm doing a 3.6 quad run on 3dmark right now.

I'll run a 4 ghz run next
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do you think i would notice much diff in agmes with a 4870 i have a 8800gt atm
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no ^
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do you think i would notice much diff in agmes with a 4870 i have a 8800gt atm
Well it depends on the game and the resolution you are running at. You could very well see a difference but you also might not. The 4870 is definitely a better and faster card then the 8800gt.
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so how much did you spend in total for a 1.1K boost in 3dmark?
lol. sheeeshh.....price /performance doesnt matter around here
   
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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


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Nice stuff you have there Robilar.

Well I think it´s time to get my Rampage Formula back into use with 4870 Crossfire.

I wounder if you can run a Crysis benchmark, Harbor Assault 1680x1050 High 0xAA at 400x9 3,6 1066 5-5-5-15 Peformance Level 6 and post the result, it should be nice to compare with my 8800GTX SLI, I get ~45 fps, I sure should appreciate if you could

When you run 3,6 and 4,0, I suppose you use FSB 400?
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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
That is sick
Go ahead and say it, 4870 CF>8800GTS SLI
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