Originally Posted by tpi2007
I know I still haven't posted the benchmarks with the HD4650, but there is a reason for it.
I want the system to have good cooling, and I want it to work with the side panel on, something I haven't been doing because the heat gets trapped at the top, heating up the RAM sticks and caps, and the case in general.
As you can see (this a photo when I was putting the system in a new case, but I'll have to remove it anyway when I'll do what I want), there is no ventilation at the top, where the Scythe Katana is blowing hot air. And I can't put the cooler any other way around, so this is how it is. The solution ?
Fortunately for me, I'm using a CM690 which Coolermaster just happens to be unloading refurbs for less than $40. This allowed me to turn my Katana 3 around so it blows out the top, aided by a couple of 140mm fans overhead. I was amazed at the similarities between our setups, visually that is. I use a 120mm Excalibur fan for back exhaust. One bummer is I still had to wiretie an old pentium fan ontop of the northbridge to get stability above CPU ext bus above 213. (Kept getting errors with prime95) before that with XMS3700PT. Not the memory's fault as its rock solid at least to 225 in memtest86.
So far I've gotten upto 219 bus yielding a 3.5 GB clock on an old 3.2EE. My target 3.6 GB, but I may have to put HS on the FETs to get there, and also add a 2nd 140mm intake fan to the side panel before I can put it back on.
Anyway I have some limited benches with the HIS HD4650 here using 3DMark03, an old program for an old rig.
Game test 20400
Cpu test 920 fps
Single texture fill 2334.0 MT/s
Multi texture fill 9605.4 MT/s
Vertex Shader 90.7 fps
Pxl Shader 2.0 221.6 fps
Ragtroll 110.6 fps
none 69.8 fps
24 sounds 61.2 fps
These were recorded with the 4650 o/c'd to 645/700 up from 600/650. And I did use what might be considered a few 'cheats' by turning off all unused services in XP.
There are a few more details in this thread just in case anyone is interested:
The only difference in hardware system spec in my profile is that I swapped out the 2 GB XMS3200C2 kit for a 1 GB XMS3700PT kit before I started upping the bus speed.
bobEdited by bosem - 5/22/11 at 2:49pm