Wednesday, February 20th 2008

Team Italy Acheives Epic 3DMark Scores; 30662 Points in 3DMark06

Oh snap, another world record in the intense world of benchmarking. MemoryExtreme Team ITALY recently nabbed the 3DMark crown in both 3DMark05 and 3DMark06. System specs and screenshots are below. Enjoy.
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ 5800MHz
  • ASUS P5E3 WS
  • 2 x 1024 Cellshock DDR3 1800
  • 2 x Radeon HD 2900XT 1250MHz/1880MHz
  • Ultra X3 1600W power supply
  • CPU pot MM rev3
  • GPU pot Tek 9 3.0
  • 80 liters of liquid nitrogen

Source: Nordic Hardware
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24 Comments on Team Italy Acheives Epic 3DMark Scores; 30662 Points in 3DMark06

#2
das müffin mann
i could do that if i really wanted to ;), but ya 5.8 is just crazy
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#3
Hawk1
Not bad:D
When Quadfire with the 3870x2's is availabe, I'm sure they'll beat that (although not sure they'll get the cores/mem that high on the x2's).
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#4
kwchang007
Man, when is someone going to make a run with tri sli or crossfire X. But that is impressive, congrats to Team Italy
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#5
AddSub
Pffft! I can do more than 30662.... in 3DMark 2001. ;)

Seriously though, that is a nice score. Impressive.
80 liters of liquid nitrogen
80 liters? That's a whole lot of liquid nitrogen.
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#6
kwchang007
by: AddSub
Pffft! I can do more than 30662.... in 3DMark 2001. ;)

Seriously though, that is a nice score. Impressive.



80 liters? That's a whole lot of liquid nitrogen.
lol, yeahh it is, but think about the heat they're putting out. The cards (I'm assuming there b/c of the high clocks) and the quad cpu....that's alot of heat.
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#7
erocker
2900XT's are still the king when it comes to extreme overclocking with thier 512-bit memory interface.
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#8
Triprift
The score is impressive but the system wont last long dont care how much ln they got.
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#9

Well im sure they get that ish free just for testing purposes anyways. 5.8 is quite impressive and surprised the 2900xt's are still holding their own for benchmarking.
#10
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: ShadowFold
5.8ghz Wtf
i want to see some super pi scores.
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#11
a111087
lol, 2900XT's? wonder how far X2's can go
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#12
farlex85
I don't quite get why 2900xts still hold the title. I mean, if they threw a couple of x2s or 8800 ultras in there, should it not theoretically destroy the 2 2900s?
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#13
rougal
They use 2900xt because it can score better in 3d mark. Not in real world gaming though. I don't think 3870x2 crossfire can get the same score as 2900xt crossfire. Oh yeah, look at the drivers they are using, those drivers are optimized drivers for crosfire for the 2900xt.
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#14
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Alas it had to be a pair of Radeon HD2900 to make that epic feat, I knew the R600 packed lot of meat. :toast:
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#15

The reason they use 2900's, as has been said, is because of the 512-bit bus which is needed when memory bandwidth becomes a bottleneck at high core frequencies.
#16
Xazax
is that 1880 memory... x2... 3.6ghz memory and 1250 on the core that some serious volt mod!!!!
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#17
EviLZeD
by: kwchang007
Man, when is someone going to make a run with tri sli or crossfire X. But that is impressive, congrats to Team Italy
theres some guy on youtube called maxishine with 3 ultras in tri sli he hasnt posted any 3d mark scores only crysis and coh

80 litres of ln thats insane
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#18
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I want to see the competition beat that. If only ATi kept the 512bit memory bus.... *shakes fist!*
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#19
newconroer
Remember some years ago when they started 'extreme' projects to get a processor to 7ghz or 8ghz so they could claim a world record?

Ya...won't be long it seems till every LN2 tester is going to be reaching that point.

Shame about the sub-standard GPU power in these tests. It's obvious the CPUs are making the difference. It's going to be wild when someone runs the new (real new, not GX2) Nvidia cards in Tri-Sli with a Nehalem chip.


40k+ 3dMarks ?
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#20
mandelore
hehehe i lub my 2900xt. 1920x1200 gaming is sweet :)

gonna be sad when i eventually upgrade, but that may not be for a while yet
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That is simply amazing. That 3d mark 06 is mind boggling. That whole benchmark is taxing on any system.
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#22
mrhuggles
what in the world makes everyone think that 3870s are better than 2900s? 3870's are on a smaller process, yeah, but they dont overclock as well, and also they are missing transistors [? im not sure what impact that exactly seems to have], i know that my 2900 XT 1gb gddr4 beats my friends 3870 per clock by a very small margin in 3dmark06... good question tho, why can the 2900 XT overclock past the 3870?
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#23
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: kwchang007
lol, yeahh it is, but think about the heat they're putting out. The cards (I'm assuming there b/c of the high clocks) and the quad cpu....that's alot of heat.
No heat, the CPU and GPU's will be around -15 on LN2, thing is, most of these teams are given their kit, I mean a decent LN2 kit is serious cash in itslef, far more than the QX9650 let alone the gfx etc, just look at their PSU, you could buy both of those 2900XT's with what that PSU cost.

Having said that, there is still a terrific amount of work and preparation that goes into this stuff but what would impress me even more is if a private user acheived these kind of scores on their own kit purchased by themselves, but fair play to Team Italy.
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#24
kwchang007
by: Tatty_One
No heat, the CPU and GPU's will be around -15 on LN2, thing is, most of these teams are given their kit, I mean a decent LN2 kit is serious cash in itslef, far more than the QX9650 let alone the gfx etc, just look at their PSU, you could buy both of those 2900XT's with what that PSU cost.

Having said that, there is still a terrific amount of work and preparation that goes into this stuff but what would impress me even more is if a private user acheived these kind of scores on their own kit purchased by themselves, but fair play to Team Italy.
lol yeah, I meant like heat as in how much energy they put out, not as in they're hot. That's why they need so much LN2, cause the cpu alone is putting out probably like 200-300 watts of heat.
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