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Stock is typically around 607.

Yeah sounds like you've maxed the quad out

On the plus side you can probably overclock the cards, add some AA, and still get around the same fps as you were without it.
    
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Stock is typically around 607.

Yeah sounds like you've maxed the quad out

On the plus side you can probably overclock the cards, add some AA, and still get around the same fps as you were without it.
yes sir.

With a single card and Q6600 @ 3.6 I got P16000 or so. Now with SLI I get P19892 3DMarks in Vantage.

Gonna run 3DMark11 and report back. Looks like I noticed a hefty increase with Vantage, despite the fact that Crysis 1 maxed out at 62 FPS at 1920x1200 DX10 Very High No AA.

I'll report back

EDIT:

At stock I got: P5538 in 3DMark11 and OC'd to 800/1600/837 I got P6098
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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.


Man this makes me think even my I7 930@3.6ghz is bottlenecking. I only get 65.84 with the same settings at 800/1600/837. Doubt 65mhz is gonna make more then a few % difference.
    
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Possible, I know even at 4.8GHz I'm 99% gpu bound through the testing. Thats all my cards can provide

I'll report back once my b3 board comes in with water clocks this time and dual channel memory, woot woot!
    
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balla what do you think of my Vantage and 11 scores?
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The cards look good, the physics and combined test show a huge bottleneck however.

Since you're already planning to upgrade this summer I'd say you're looking great at this point.

You've clearly created a system mismatch with your cpu and two video cards, but the res you play at really remedies a lot of that problem.

You already tested your single card in some games right?

Toss up your results, clock for clock, that will help you better gauge the overall gain (since all that matters is what you get - not what I or anyone else gets).
    
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The cards look good, the physics and combined test show a huge bottleneck however.

Since you're already planning to upgrade this summer I'd say you're looking great at this point.

You've clearly created a system mismatch with your cpu and two video cards, but the res you play at really remedies a lot of that problem.

You already tested your single card in some games right?

Toss up your results, clock for clock, that will help you better gauge the overall gain (since all that matters is what you get - not what I or anyone else gets).
Yeah, I def have a miss match.

But SB should help rid my bottleneck.

For a peek at how they perform at this current time, they score almost 40% higher on almost every test I have done.

Note the "almost."

However, I'm very happy with the cards so far and it makes me eager to want SB that much more.

I feel comfortable running 800/1600 for now, since that's all I really need.

Thanks for the posts. rep+
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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
Yep, you have a mismatch. But nothing like the excitement of buying a Sandy Bridge, right ?

Edit: I just ran 3D Mark Vantage on my sig rig (PhysX on the CPU) and got P15804 3DMarks
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Yep, you have a mismatch. But nothing like the excitement of buying a Sandy Bridge, right ?

Edit: I just ran 3D Mark Vantage on my sig rig (PhysX on the CPU) and got P15804 3DMarks
You mean you disabled PPU? Or not?
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You mean you disabled PPU? Or not?
I put the PhysX calculations being done on the CPU in Nvidia's control panel.

Oh, I updated the drivers (not to the latest though), now I got P16101 3DMarks

(I only use 258.96 because my monitor does not play well with any other version when I set it to anything else other than the native resolution - I like 1280x800 on the desktop, using 266.58 was only for this benchmark, at least until I buy a new monitor).
 
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