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Furmark is a stress test. Its coded in OpenGL, and renders fur. Fur is the hardest item to render, as there are a lot of calculations required to make it look realistic. Now, make the fur move, and you will have even more calculations.. So, its always rendering moving fur, as many times as possible per second. This is what makes it run so hot, as fur is very hard to render.
    
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Furmark is a stress test. Its coded in OpenGL, and renders fur. Fur is the hardest item to render, as there are a lot of calculations required to make it look realistic. Now, make the fur move, and you will have even more calculations.. So, its always rendering moving fur, as many times as possible per second. This is what makes it run so hot, as fur is very hard to render.
Lol
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
How's the Tri-SLI scaling?
scaling is awesome around 100% in single 2 sli. and 180% in tri-sli

otherwords black ops went from
19fps (thinkabout it its 6040x1080 resolution)
to 36 fps
then finally to 50ish

this is with all settings maxed of course. but i just lower AA to 8x and ASF to 8x and get my 60fps easy.

and yeah physix GTS 250 helps alot in physix supported games gives norm a 20fps boost because not loading up 480's with it.

Not worth getting another gtx 480 to have 4 way sli though iv read like people only getting a 10% boost from it.

lol counterstike maxxed out settings on my resolution 500fps capped >
 
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The card will downclock/shut off before it harms itself
kinda...

the core will be protected, but the VRMs will not have that feature. if the cores are that hot i bet you the VRMs are baking...


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there is only 2x SLI w/ Physx in this pic, where's your pics if 3x?
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fur is stupidly intensive to render. because theres so much of it! and each one moves etc
     
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Lol
Was tired, I know it didn't make full sense. Its not coded in OpenGL (OpenGL is a 3D acceleration engine), its coded in a c-based language, e.g. c++, c#, VB. Fur is one of the hardest things to render, as it requires the most work to display it. Moving fur = more rendering. And more on rendering fur in OpenGL and DirectX: http://www.xbdev.net/directx3dx/specialX/Fur/index.php (its mainly code).
    
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Furmark = roulette for your GPU

Stay away from this program. It's a killer, I tell ya.
    
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Maybe if you done some proper cable management you can shave of a few degrees of those gtx480's
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Maybe if you done some proper cable management you can shave of a few degrees of those gtx480's
Lol ordered today
1 x 24 pin Extension cable
3 x 8 pin Extension cable
4 x 6 pin Extension cable

Also going to do custom sleving lol, im getting around to things slowly

Dam case is 600mm high and cables at the moment are around 550max, not long enough to route behind mobo
 
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i have a dual gpu crossfire setup and the master card was getting almost double the temperatures as the slave. i was seeing framerates go up and then it would heat up and they would go down. what i had to do was downclock them both to and now i am able to run them both at pretty similar temps under load... i would reccomend for the sake of your SLI that you attempt to get your cards to run at similar temps under load... its a big helper for stability under loads like furmark. also it will spare some life expectancy of your gpu's
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