Tuesday, November 13th 2007

Working AMD Phenom/RD790 System with Quad Crossfire Radeon HD 3850 Pictured

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Source: VR-Forums
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46 Comments on Working AMD Phenom/RD790 System with Quad Crossfire Radeon HD 3850 Pictured

#1
sam0t
One word: Sick!

And I was foolish enough to think that SLI/Crossfire was the peak of idiocrazy in 3D card world, but now this!
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#2
paul06660
They finally did!!!!!!:D
Prices are about right on AMD and ATI stuff too!!!!!:D
Somewhere in the world right now, there is an Nvidia Video card Getting upset and 86'ing itself like a true Samauri would after defeat in battle!!!!!:nutkick:
Now show us some benchmarks please!!!!!
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#3
DaJMasta
Four of everything......



Insane, and expensive, but neat that it works. I wonder if quad crossfire is anything close to even 3x the performance of one card, I think it counts as a win if they can hit 3x or above with good drivers and such.
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#4
tvdang7
man 4 cards for only 3x performance? sounds kinda dumb but its probably gonna be like that :(
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#5
ccleorina
Man..... Should i go Intel or AMD.... damm..... then i have to change to AMD and run quad x-fire...:banghead: But.... Damm..... Nice one from AMD and ATI....:rockout:

Insane, and expensive:banghead:
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#6
Nyte
You guys ever heard of Octa-fire?

4x 3870x2
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#7
JoJoe
The heatsink on the CPU looks interesting...
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#8
OnBoard
Surround image ?) 8 widescreen displays should be enough for that, no idea if there is a working software or game though :P

Looks cool, but silly too :)
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#9
DanTheBanjoman
SeƱor Moderator
by: tvdang7
man 4 cards for only 3x performance? sounds kinda dumb but its probably gonna be like that :(
If they can get a 200% increase in performance it would be pretty good. ie an improvement of 66% per extra card. Few things scale that well.
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#10
DrunkenMafia
Are you going to be able to run quad xfire with an intel platform??? There are not to many amd boards out there that support crossfire funny enough. I wonder if amd are keeping the quad crossfire to their own chipsets???

Any one know????
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#11
wiak
by: DrunkenMafia
Are you going to be able to run quad xfire with an intel platform??? There are not to many amd boards out there that support crossfire funny enough. I wonder if amd are keeping the quad crossfire to their own chipsets???

Any one know????
amd ftw
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#12
Grings
by: DrunkenMafia
Are you going to be able to run quad xfire with an intel platform??? There are not to many amd boards out there that support crossfire funny enough. I wonder if amd are keeping the quad crossfire to their own chipsets???

Any one know????
i think msi's x38 has an extra pci-e controller chip for that exact purpose

note the second chip by southbridge
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#13
lemonadesoda
This is how I read this:

The AMD CPUs are not performing competitively enough against Intel. The Intel's are pwning them in the benchmarks. The ONLY SOLUTION FOR AMD is to stick 4 GPUs into the PC to win the benchmark crown. Aint going to help Super-pi though. :roll:
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#14
Xaser04
The only problem with that is horrific cpu limitation.
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#15
von kain
i really can use it they will ban me from the electric company :wtf:
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#16
[I.R.A]_FBi
ATi chipsets (and quadfire) is coming to intel next year.
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#17
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Wow that is really cool... I want one... I mean 4.
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#18
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
by: DrunkenMafia
Are you going to be able to run quad xfire with an intel platform??? There are not to many amd boards out there that support crossfire funny enough. I wonder if amd are keeping the quad crossfire to their own chipsets???

Any one know????
X38's next generation?
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#20
mdm-adph
Wow, that's a... that's a lot of video cards.

I wonder -- do you just hook them up with 3 regular Xfire connections, or do you need a special longer one (like it looks like they have in the picture)?
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#21
phanbuey
WOAH... i really want this, then i can use onboard sound(or AMD's crappy gfx card onboard sound) :wtf:. MAYBE with the 2xR670s this would be an awesome platform, but you wouldnt have that, since 2xR670s come with dual slot coolers. This is a nice idea for a folding machine or a workstation tho... :laugh: @ no spiders or ghouls on the box - awesome.
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#22
DaJMasta
by: lemonadesoda
This is how I read this:

The AMD CPUs are not performing competitively enough against Intel. The Intel's are pwning them in the benchmarks. The ONLY SOLUTION FOR AMD is to stick 4 GPUs into the PC to win the benchmark crown. Aint going to help Super-pi though. :roll:
But nVidia is doing the exact same thing (it's even a news item farther down the page....)
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#23
newbielives
And yet not a single benchmark to show for

Does that setup even beat a QX6850 with 2 x 8800Ultra SLI ?
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#24
Ser-J
man.........can't imagine popping my case and seeing freakin' 4 GPUs in there.....and they are all red in color too.
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#25
trt740
by: sam0t
One word: Sick!

And I was foolish enough to think that SLI/Crossfire was the peak of idiocrazy in 3D card world, but now this!
one word stupid thats flat out dumb. thats like driving a jumbo jet to work
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