Monday, April 7th 2008

New 3DMark06 World Record with Dual Radeon HD 3870 X2 Cards

Overclockers Kinc and Elmor from NordicHardware, have managed to break the 3DMark06 world record this weekend using two of ATI's latest dual GPU video cards. With Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (C1 stepping) @ 5.719GHz (439.9x13), ASUS P5E64 WS Pro motherboard, 2x ASUS EAH3870X2 TOP overclocked to 990MHz/1125MHz core/memory and Windows Vista OS they were able to reach 32,601 3DMark. The cooling used for the CPU was liquid nitrogen (LN2) while both graphics cards were air cooled.

Source: NordicHardware
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84 Comments on New 3DMark06 World Record with Dual Radeon HD 3870 X2 Cards

#1
intel igent
CRAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZY!

ATI still the king!

we'll have to see what Hipro5/k|ngp|n/shamino can come up with next

:toast:
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#2
Morgoth
nice score :) i still like to see core2dou beating 8ghz record on p4 :D
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#3
Dangle
Come on Futuremark.... give us 3DMark Vantage! We need to see how these cards run on DX10!
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#4
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Very nice score, it was interesting that according to the article the key to the record was jacking the memory clock up on the graphics cards, which was only possible due to ASUS's use of 0.8ns RAM.

I have to give credit to ASUS for spotting a weak point and improving it. Very nice world record.
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#5
ShadowFold
ATi beat there own world record again! Nvidia cant compete!
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#6
Siren
Love the black tape holding the fan in place! Nice score I didn't know that you could get to 4.7Ghz! crazy
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#7
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: Dangle
Come on Futuremark.... give us 3DMark Vantage! We need to see how these cards run on DX10!
Well said!
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#8
EnergyFX
by: Siren
Love the black tape holding the fan in place! Nice score I didn't know that you could get to 4.7Ghz! crazy
You sure that's not 5.7? :twitch:
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#9
paul06660
Crazy they would not use Nvidia Cards.

What is it about ATI that makes these things happen over and over again?

I guess that Ill keep buying ATI, almost went to the dark side (Nvidia).
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#10
Edito
Very nice score but i suggest not to compare ATI n Nvidia according to 3dmark scores but yes in real game performance...
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#11
hv43082
Wow super high score and all but still cannot run Crisys at high res and setting...sad...
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#12
Seany1212
would like to see them stick a water block on those cards and oc them, then see what they get out of them :D
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#14
Azazel
thats amazing
...but i hate naked rigs...or is that just temporary
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#15
Necrofire
by: paul06660
Crazy they would not use Nvidia Cards.

What is it about ATI that makes these things happen over and over again?

I guess that Ill keep buying ATI, almost went to the dark side (Nvidia).
Went to the dark side, and going back on my next build.
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#16
Dangle
ATI FTW!!! My 2900 will last me until summer when 4900s come out!
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#17

Only beat the previous record by ~90 pts... still impressive none the less, gotta give credit to the other OCers who beat it more often than we read about it.
#18
tomkaten
WTH does that score prove on a box that needs to be filled with LN every 5 seconds ? It's not like that's a functional PC, so that's just for bragging rights... Nothing to see here.
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#19
jocksteeluk
Just think they can break their owen record again when they run the same test using XP.
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#20
Morgoth
well can also use phasechange 3 steps :)
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#21
warup89
by: tomkaten
WTH does that score prove on a box that needs to be filled with LN every 5 seconds ? It's not like that's a functional PC, so that's just for bragging rights... Nothing to see here.
+1
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#22
ShadowFold
I just noticed that! They break the record again by using XP LOL
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#23
mdm-adph
by: tomkaten
WTH does that score prove on a box that needs to be filled with LN every 5 seconds ? It's not like that's a functional PC, so that's just for bragging rights... Nothing to see here.
Farking hell... I can't remember how many times I've had to say this on here...

It's called PROOF OF CONCEPT. While not entirely practical by itself, if does serve a useful purpose.

If it can be done through means that are this outragous now, then we'll all probably have it eventually.
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#24
yogurt_21
by: newtekie1
Very nice score, it was interesting that according to the article the key to the record was jacking the memory clock up on the graphics cards, which was only possible due to ASUS's use of 0.8ns RAM.

I have to give credit to ASUS for spotting a weak point and improving it. Very nice world record.
Yeah the weaker ram on the x2 has been one of the main compleints of it vs dual 3870's though i find it funny that the cards were on air, makes it seem like no matter how much gpu power they add on, the cpu's are miles behind. lol
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#25
trog100
its proof of how utterly useless four gpus are and its all down to how bloody fast they can get the cpu to go..

trog
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