Yeah, I would definitely guess the CPU is hold the GX2 and X2 back at the lower resolutions, which is causing the results to be a little unclear. These cards should be scoring much higher scores at lower resolutions.
The card isn't perfect, but it is good to see the cooling doing a much better job than the X2's cooling. NVidia has really put some thought into it, and it shows. The design definitely is complicated, and after market cooling will be a pain, but with temps as good as they are, who needs aftermarket cooling? It is nice to see it overclock so well also.
I definitely thing the card is a very good card, but not worth $600. Buying two 8800GTS 512MB cards is cheaper than that. Then again, buying two 3870s is cheaper than buying a 3870x2. I'd expect the price to drop on this once the initial hype of the card is gone. I expect to see a the price drop to the $500 range in a few weeks.
I'm interested to see quad-SLI up and running though, I hope it is better supported than now than it was before.
Great review W1z, I love your reviews. They are so detailed.
Rig1: System Specs.
Rig2: A8-5600K@4.4GHz / AsRock FM2A75 Pro4 / 8GB Corsair DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 / HD7560D / Samsung DVD-Burner / 1.5TB WD Green + 3x3TB WD RED in RAID5
Rig3: Athlon X2 4200+ / M4A79 Deluxe / 4GB G.Skill Pi DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 / GT430 / Sony DVD-Burner / 500GB WD
Rig4: Phenom II x6 1605T @ 3.6GHz / Asus M5A99X Evo / 8GB PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9 / GTX470 & GTX470 / Samsung DVD-Burner / 1.5TB Seagate
Last edited by newtekie1; Mar 18, 2008 at 03:49 PM.