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
tkpenalty
hat said:
Where does this man get all his money? Is he a former president?
PCs compared to cars are nothing... one proper turbo = this system's worth...

The guy is STILL complaining about the drivers after he smashed the record..
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#2
Kasparz
tkpenalty said:
PCs compared to cars are nothing... one proper turbo = this system's worth...

The guy is STILL complaining about the drivers after he smashed the record..
Cars are nothing compared to flat and house prices in Latvia. Afaik, its highest in all EU countries. I wish i was born in USA.
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#3
Casheti
Once again, ATi pwns everyone.. :ohwell:

And that's how it should be! :toast:
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#4
DrunkenMafia
Oh man, I just drooled all over my new kb.... :roll:

That is wicked.
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#5
hat
Enthusiast
Too bad we ALL can't afford $10,000 setups cooled with liquid nitrogen.
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#6
Nitrogliserin
its 1024x768
desnt even support my lcd that res anymore

would like to see 1680 and 1920 performance
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
Nitrogliserin said:
its 1024x768
desnt even support my lcd that res anymore

would like to see 1680 and 1920 performance
Because thats the default res of 3Dmark 05. O6 is at 1280x1024, and i assume 07/08 will use a higher res when it comes out.

Edit: no i dont think it will, according to the steam survey, its very obvious the majority of people have 1280x1024 as a max res (17/19" LCD) so thats where its going to stay for a while
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#8
regan1985
im thinking why 3d mark o5, i use it for benching coz i have a x850! they they are x2800, shouldnt they be breaking records in 3d mark 06 and some dx10 benchs?
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#9
demonbrawn
I was just thinking the same thing
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#10
Kasparz
regan1985 said:
im thinking why 3d mark o5, i use it for benching coz i have a x850! they they are x2800, shouldnt they be breaking records in 3d mark 06 and some dx10 benchs?
Maybe you will be wondering, that 3dmark01 is more popular than 3dmark06, because 01 is really CPU independent, and you must tweak your system very hard to get good scores. 3dmark06 is boring.

Nitrogliserin said:
its 1024x768
desnt even support my lcd that res anymore

would like to see 1680 and 1920 performance
Seems that you wouldn't understand word "benchmarking" at all.
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#11
DBH
How much would two 8800 Ultras etc in that spec probably score??
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#12
regan1985
demonbrawn

what kind of mark to you get in o5?
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#13
Alcpone
demonbrawn said:
I was just thinking the same thing
Do you want to add your '06 score to the thread in my sig? :)
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#14
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I was wondering exactly the same, from what I have seen on other forums the 8800GTX let alone the Ultra single cards often beat the 2900XT's so would be really interested to see 2 Ultra's in that rig and how they would compare.
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#15
HellasVagabond
Even the GTS beats the X2900XT , the GTX beats it in 8 out of 10 tests and the Ultra beats it on every test by a large margin :P
My guess is that its just another ATi trick to draw peoples attention......
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#16
infrared
He's not going to have a problem getting parts now! AMD/ATI will probably send him anything he needs! :D
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#19
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I could even live with a 2900XT if it was free! :D
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#20
Kasparz
HellasVagabond said:
Even the GTS beats the X2900XT
In your dreams - yes. In reality - no.
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#21
demonbrawn
hahah but don't we all like our dreams.
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#22
Kasparz
Tatty_One said:
I was wondering exactly the same, from what I have seen on other forums the 8800GTX let alone the Ultra single cards often beat the 2900XT's so would be really interested to see 2 Ultra's in that rig and how they would compare.
And you think that Kinc doesn't have 8800Ultras? Let me laugh out load this time :laugh:
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=144198
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=2228475&postcount=144
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#23
Nitrogliserin
Kasparz said:


Seems that you wouldn't understand word "benchmarking" at all.
oh really?
I do understand this very well: "brain masturbation"
what would I do if I own 2005 3dmark world record?
whenever a new game out with 2005 graphics then people say it sux, its old gen.
now whats the point of still benchmarking it?

todays both high end cards are crawling in DX10 games such as call of juarez,lost planet
taking highest score in 3dmark 2005 isnt precious anymore (IMO (!)
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#24
Kasparz
Racing cars can hit 250mph. Drag cars can hit 350mph. And you don't complain about that? Are you riding 350mph with your car on road? Overclocking is like car racing, just pick different tracks and try to reach finish as fast as you can. Nothing else matters. Serious benchmarkers never play any game, ever. Overclocking is kind of sport.
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#25
HellasVagabond
Kasparz said:
In your dreams - yes. In reality - no.
Look at the X2900XT threads , you will discover MANY benchmarks in which the GTS comes ontop :)
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