Sunday, June 24th 2007

Kinc Pushes 2900 XT CrossFire to a New 3DMark 05 World Record

Another achievement by Marcus 'Kinc' Hultin who has now set a new 3DMark 05 world record with pair of ASUS Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics cards. With the cards overclocked to 880/990MHz core/mem (air-cooled) and an Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 at 5341MHz, 2x1GB Corsair 6400C3 and an ASUS P5W64 WS Pro, Kinc managed to reach 34,126 points in 3DMark 05.
We're still far from the peak of the cards' performance though. I would certainly bet a penny or two that we will see 35,000 soon.

Source: NordicHardware
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86 Comments on Kinc Pushes 2900 XT CrossFire to a New 3DMark 05 World Record

#1
Dippyskoodlez
Dang.

One fast CPU.

Two fast GPU's.

I wish I had some LN2.
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#2
dsdsdk
those x2900 are kicking in 3dm05!
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#3
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
LMAO 5.3Ghz on that C2D. F**king crazy O/C
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#4
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Where does this man get all his money? Is he a former president?
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#5
Agility
He's a reviewer i think. The parts are sponsored from various companies to let him test and review?
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#6
Dippyskoodlez
by: Agility
He's a reviewer i think. The parts are sponsored from various companies to let him test and review?
If you keep it after review, you can't sell it..

so you push it. :rockout:
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#7
Agility
and break it :nutkick:
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#8
hat
Maximum Overclocker
ATTENTION!! I am now a reviewer. I'll need crossfire 2900XT 1GB DDR4, 8GB DDR2-1250, 2 150GB RAPTOR in RAID0, and a Core 2 Extreme QX6800 cooled by liquid nitrogen and that new Ultra 1600W psu. Oh and also a kickass overclocking board. And the north bridge and south bridge cooler by liquid nitro too. Get some phase change on those 2900's!!

Or better yet, rip the reatsinks off everything and just dunk it in a tank of liquid nitrogen :laugh:
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#9
Dippyskoodlez
by: Agility
and break it :nutkick:
Not always.

LN2 doesn't mean insta death.

Inexperience and stupid moves kill hardware.

I've run 2.3v through an AXP.

It still runs perfectly fine to this day.
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#11
Demos_sav
He beat the previous world record by almost 400 points.
Great job with the stock cooler.
When aftermarket ones hit the market I beleive he will manage crazy scores
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#12
KennyT772
ive seen 2900xt's at 1.2ghz core and 2.2ghz memory...imagine 2 of those with that cpu...
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#13
Alcpone
Why use DDR 800? unless it clocks like buggery?
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#14
yogurt_21
yeah thats pretty dang sweet considering the low clock of the cards. we'll see if 40k is possible with ln2
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#15
HellasVagabond
Imagine a Quad Core at 5400mhz each core, 4gb Ram , 4 8800 Ultras in Quad SLI....Wouldnt that make about 50.000 points in 3dmark05 ? :P
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#16
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
by: HellasVagabond
Imagine a Quad Core at 5400mhz each core, 4gb Ram , 4 8800 Ultras in Quad SLI....Wouldnt that make about 50.000 points in 3dmark05 ? :P
Sometimes, less is more :D
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#17
infrared
by: Alcpone
Why use DDR 800? unless it clocks like buggery?
Because the motherboard uses the i975 chipset, so he's limited to 445mhz, which most 6400 kits will happily reach.

890mhz 1:1 with CL4 timings on a 975 chipset = awesome performance! I had my memory set up in a similar configuration, and i was hitting 10,500mb/s in Everest Read, and the latency was down to 44ns!
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Sweet. I cant wait for the XTX models to come out.
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#19
unsmart
Way aren't they using the LN2[ or even water] on the 2900xt's:wtf: do they not respond well to negative temps, I know some chips don't. Probably being that close to CPU keeps it chilled though.
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#20
OneCool
:toast:


Now let me OC my crossfire setup please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STOP HOLDING THE LITTLE MAN DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shadedshu
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#21
Steevo
Crossfire is a bitch to make a custom LN setup for?


But still, why show all your cards when only two will win the game?
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#22
tvdang7
i thought they couldnt overclock with the 2 cards in crossfire . i rememeber i read that some where. i wonder how is he overclocking his cards?
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#23
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I would imagine if you flash the BIOS's of both cards one by one... overclock!
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#24
Kasparz
by: HellasVagabond
Imagine a Quad Core at 5400mhz each core, 4gb Ram , 4 8800 Ultras in Quad SLI....Wouldnt that make about 50.000 points in 3dmark05 ? :P
Quad core doesn't benefit in 05. 4GB is useless. 4x8800Ultra's doesn't give you any improvement over 2xUltras.
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#25
Kasparz
by: tvdang7
i thought they couldnt overclock with the 2 cards in crossfire . i rememeber i read that some where. i wonder how is he overclocking his cards?
He is flashing BIOS with overclocked speeds.

by: unsmart
Way aren't they using the LN2[ or even water] on the 2900xt's:wtf: do they not respond well to negative temps, I know some chips don't. Probably being that close to CPU keeps it chilled though.
Its pretty hard to flash BIOS when you're running on LN2 or DI, because you need to flash back BIOS after you're running out of LN2/DI. With one card you can overclock via AMD tool or Ati tool on fly, but crossfire needs bios flashing on both cards. They do not have coldbug, Kinc tested HD2900XT at -90c, and there was no signs of coldbug. Once again, that was single card, not crossfire.
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