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Quick disclaimer my ASUS board is slightly broken, it arrived with two defective DIMM slots. The first to DIMMS A_1 and A_2 won't post, so I have to run my ram in single channel mode which is about a 40% hit in ram performance. frown.gif


Last night before I went to bed I did some benchmarks on a single GTX 470 @ 901 core, 1055 memory. Today my second GTX 470 arrived and I quickly got it clocked up to 850 on air, I haven't really messed with the ram at all but it's running at 1902 currently.

Without dragging this out too far, I've seen a lot of people say that a single GTX 470/570 is more than enough for 1080p, and in a lot of titles it is... But that doesn't mean we can't have fun with moar power, and higher forced settings in the NVControl Panel right?

The Benchmarks:

Street Fighter IV

Single GTX 470

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SLI GTX 470

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Lost Planet 2

Single

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SLI

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(another program loaded right at the end and killed the gpu usage but you get the idea)

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Resident Evil 5

Single

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SLI

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Call Of Pripyat

Single

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SLI

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Crysis

Single

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SLI

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Nice man =)
    
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Thanks man, now my task will be to find ways to put a hurt on them like I did the single so I can upgrade again! biggrin.gif
    
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haha, lets see some 900+ core action
    
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I gotta wait a bit before I spend the $200 I'll need for another rad + block. Almost tempted to drop the 9800 and put a 3rd gtx 470 in there for that price (albeit at x4 haha).

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nice smile.gif I plan on getting a 2nd GTX 470 eventually. Can you do bfbc2 in sli overclocked?
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Sir I already have!

Single

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
36504, 420000, 50, 124, 86.914

SLI

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
16474, 120000, 95, 200, 137.283

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How did you get it to 900Mhz without crashing ?
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Water block, I could bench it at 930 core.

The EVGA card I got used is better than that though, it can handle 850 core on air whereas my ASUS liked to die from heat before the block.
    
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