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hey brett. In vantage I got P18684 with 2 in SLI. Seems to be working now.. cards are at stock

Gonna run 06 and 3DMark11 and then Heaven. Will report back
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What's the GPU score in Vantage? I don't even know what's normal in terms of overall scores in Vantage ... I never pay attention to anything but the GPU score.
    
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Graphics Score
22814.11

That's in Vantage.

Cards are stock until I can find a happy medium. I'm hoping for 800Mhz

EDIT:

I got 49FPS avg with Extreme Tessellation, 4xAF no AA at 1920x1200
Edited by jam3s - 4/25/11 at 5:21pm
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Your single card score is about what I got with 1 at 930 core (reason I left AMD and older cpus behind).

Each step you take in regards to 3dMark Vantage and cpu speed/design is a step forward in maximizing your overall experience.



You already have the cards, now you need to bring the rest of your system up to their level.

But Brett is right, the test is more a cpu test than a gpu test anymore, in fact its pretty much only a cpu test when you get the amount of gpu power you now have.


Edit: A better test to isolate your gpus would be 3DMark11, even in the free version with performance mode the amount of gpu required is quite high and should eliminate any cpu BN at least in the first 4 tests.
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I ran the Crysis benchmark (Crysis 1)

And this is what I got:

Run #1- DX10 1900x1200 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 61.88
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Looks good, I only get like 76fps with my i5 at 4.8GHz and my 470s at 865 and thats at 1080p.


    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Looks good, I only get like 76fps with my i5 at 4.8GHz and my 470s at 865 and thats at 1080p.


sweet I just ran it again and gained 1 FPS lol.


Run #1- DX10 1900x1200 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 62.145

I can SS it if you want lol
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Nope looks good, add x8 aa and you should be at 99% usage on both cards I would think.
    
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Nope looks good, add x8 aa and you should be at 99% usage on both cards I would think.
alright i'll test that out.

I have yet to overclock them so far.

I know one card can do 850 no problem, not sure on the other card.

Let me try 800MHz on both and run DX10 Very High no AA. I'll report back
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alright with both cards at 800/1600/837 i got basically the same score:

Run #1- DX10 1900x1200 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 62.655

I'm guessing that's the bottleneck right there.

Gonna run Vantage and 3DMark11 to see if there are any gains. That's what a 30% overclock?
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