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An overclocked 4870 is going to be an absolute monster. At 830/1250 it did an average of 99 FPS on Canyon Flight - 3dmark06. But I admit, X2 hits the scene and I'll be staring at the "Submit" button for a solid hour lol.
LOL that makes two of us. Wife is gonna divorce me soon. I've got so much money tied up in my rig, it pisses her off. I just bought her a new altima, so that should keep her quiet for a little while!
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Got one of my new 4870's today! Will check it out tonight. Heavy little card, looks much smaller than the x2 for some reason, could be all in my head... The egg shipped this thing out QUICK. Just ordered it Monday night, no rush order, and here it is.
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What is your best 3dmark06 score with the two 3870x2s?
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Got one of my new 4870's today! Will check it out tonight. Heavy little card, looks much smaller than the x2 for some reason, could be all in my head... The egg shipped this thing out QUICK. Just ordered it Monday night, no rush order, and here it is.
I'm pretty sure both 4-series cards are about 1.5" smaller than the x2.
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What is your best 3dmark06 score with the two 3870x2s?
Shoot, best I could get was kind of low, just shy of 22k, 18k with one of them. Have seen others with similar setups stomping my butt into the ground, not sure what I'm doing wrong.
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I'm pretty sure both 4-series cards are about 1.5" smaller than the x2.
Yep, that was my guess, at LEAST an inch shorter, told my dad it was about 9 to 9.5 inches. Our x2's are monsters AND weigh a ton, not to say the 4870 isn't heavy for it's size, feels like it's made of mercury.
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Shoot, best I could get was kind of low, just shy of 22k, 18k with one of them. Have seen others with similar setups stomping my butt into the ground, not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Thats not bad. I get 23k with the cards at stock and cpu at 4ghz.
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Dang, that's impressive. Do you play Crysis much? Everywhere I read it's not worth running twin 70's right now, but you're a straight forward guy. What do you think?
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I went from a pair of 8800gts (g92's) in SLI for a couple of reasons. One I play a bunch of games, in fact this computer (1 of several I have) is dedicated to gaming. As such I always want it to be as fast as possible.

the second and primary reason is that I am shopping for a 24" monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. As such with my current 22", my setup is overkill, when I go to the next monitor size, the speed will make a difference.

The only thing I am miffed about is the heat output on these cards. I am looking into aftermarket cooling for the pair. I've used all the zalman products and the thermaltake duorbs before but I think I am going to try the thermalright V2 on each of them (with extra ramsinks of course).
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post #30 of 40
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That's awesome man. 24's look promising, was just looking at a couple last night at best buy myself actually. My 22 runs 1680x1050, and I know what you're talking about, overkill for the setup. Should be running some serious resolution running quadfire/sli in your case. I'm just trying to figure out how to keep the fan speed up around 70% (using the xml) AND use amdgpuclockutil to overclock the core past 790. For some reason, only getting 1090 stable (so far) out of the card using ati overdrive.
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