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
jbunch07
Dangle said:
Come on Futuremark.... give us 3DMark Vantage! We need to see how these cards run on DX10!
i agree!

but man thats awesome! score! :respect:
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#2
eidairaman1
hv43082 said:
Wow super high score and all but still cannot run Crisys at high res and setting...sad...
its all about coding dude, how companies are nowadays.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Pretty awesome. At least AMD/ATI are competitive somewhere. And yes, you can compare the two gpu makers using these types of scores. Wonder what they got if they used 9800gx2s.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
WarEagleAU said:
Pretty awesome. At least AMD/ATI are competitive somewhere. And yes, you can compare the two gpu makers using these types of scores. Wonder what they got if they used 9800gx2s.
im pretty sure we aren't seeing runs on NV cards right now because the intel chipsets are clocking higher but maybe 790i can fix that ;)


and for the guy complaining about the uselessness of the rig i have tweaked the holy hell out of a s754 rig and done everything i could to it just to get 1s more out of superpi does that mean that its usable @ its max no but it was fun getting it p to that point and it really took a lot of trial and error, but man was it fun setting records on old HW and being able to play crysis @1024x768 which is something todays cards still struggle at!
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#5
eidairaman1
Another Point Being, there are people who are still pushing old hardware- aka the SKT A CPUs to 2.7 and 3 GHz range (Actuall Clock Rates) Using them for day to day basis at those rates, id like to reach 2.5GHz myself but i think the Chipset Cooling is the major limiting factor.
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#6
jbunch07
imperialreign said:
there's a difference between a 5 or 6 second drag car and a 4.5 second funny car - I think that's the one difference everyone has left out of that analogy so far. Sure, a drag car is driveable to an extent, maybe not on the street . . . but a funny car? No. It's designed, built and operated with one sole purpose - to go as fast as mechanically possible in a straight line for 1/4 of a mile. The fuel cells are so small they only hold just enough fuel for one run - the chasis is all tubing with carbon fiber panels. Hell, you can barely even turn the damn things . . .

super clocked record breakers like in the OP, IMO, are directly similar to a funny car (and I'm not taling about Pro Stock funny cars, either - top fuel, etc).
nicely said man
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#7
Jizzler
DOM_ATI_X800XL_PCI-E said:
I think cuz the 8 (2X4) cores are not supported by 3DM06 and To get the same OC with the CPU and MEM might not be the same cuz of the MEM
Too bad. Teams going for the record could start building up 8 and 16-core machines. Now that would be exciting!
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#8
DrunkenMafia
I wonder why they use an old ide hdd istead of a sata one???

Maybe they disable the sata ports for the run????

Anyone got an idea
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#9
ShadowFold
They are using IDE it shows the drive in the picture.
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#10
DrunkenMafia
^^ haahaaa, I hope that isn't an answer to my question SF... lol
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#11
Megasty
You have to love the ultra kaze fan sitting on top the X2's. I'm surprized that they it didn't say it started hover above the board while pushing all that air. I still can't wait for vantage so we can see the true strength of these new cards with DX10 as a benchmark.
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#12
Ravenas
This information is so useless on a consumer level it's not even funny.

Wow, 2 guys from nordic software get sponsored by big business to advertise for them... Next... ATI/NVIDIA fanboys rejoice all over the world and then say one company is the king of graphics! Haha. At that point, fanboys begin buying HD 3870 X2s because it holds a month long world record!

:toast:
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#13
TheGuruStud
The last time I checked, the CPU influences the overall score more than the video.

Also, ATI still isn't on par with Nvidia. Get over it already (been like 2 yrs now, but the 9800 naming is a joke :))
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#14
asb2106
Ravenas said:
This information is so useless on a consumer level it's not even funny.

Wow, 2 guys from nordic software get sponsored by big business to advertise for them... Next... ATI/NVIDIA fanboys rejoice all over the world and then say one company is the king of graphics! Haha. At that point, fanboys begin buying HD 3870 X2s because it holds a month long world record!

:toast:
its cool isnt it!!!!!:toast::toast:
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#15
asb2106
TheGuruStud said:
The last time I checked, the CPU influences the overall score more than the video.

Also, ATI still isn't on par with Nvidia. Get over it already (been like 2 yrs now, but the 9800 naming is a joke :))
about as much of a joke as 3000 series was to the 2000 series!!
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#16
Steevo
I'm sorry but there are alot of haters here, and you all suck donkey dick. If anyone would care to remember the 1Ghz barrier, or hell, even breaking 700Mhz with late slot designs were for the big boys, but it showed what a system was capable of. Imagine still being stuck back at 900Mhz and using DX8 to play games. Only the consumer forcing the hand of the manufacturer causes and drives change and innovation.


No heat pipes, still using aluminum cooling as that is all that you really need right? F you and your piss poor attitude.


Rock on with the new exotic cooling and pushing the extreme.
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#17
Megasty
My goofball friends just love Team Italy & they wrecked alot of great equipment trying to replicate their prowess. They did good but they nearly killed my 9650 which is now happily prime stable @ 4.6ghz thanks to me nursing it back to health. Its great when you can get sponsored stuff but it still hurts when it freezes over.

Putting all the bad experiences aside OCing still provides a great rush & I fully support all advances in the sport of tech kings. Hell, I even managed to get a pentium 120 upto 310mhz & I had a huge party to celebrate, god those were the days.
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#18
Wile E
Power User
Did you guys see the cpu voltage? Almost 2V, ffs!!! Holy Shiz!

Anyway, I think the haters need to stop. This is a hobby. Nobody is putting down your hobby, so don't do it to others.

It's a hobby I'm working my way into as well. I just need to acquire some LN2 pots, and a little more time. Strangely, I was into drag racing before I got into OCing. lol.

Oh, and to the people asking about Skulltrail and how many cores 06 can use, it can use all 8 cores, but the Memory (FB-DIMMs) of the Skulltrail platform is currently a bottleneck.
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#19
tomkaten
Geez, how come every time someone dares to express a different opinion he's shot dead in a flash ? It's what these discussion forums are for, remember ? Freedom to disagree. "You haters all suck donkey dick" is not very intelligent or mature.
Nobody is putting down your hobby, so don't do it to others
But then again, I don't advertise my hobbies in magazines, for others to see.
If anyone would care to remember the 1Ghz barrier, or hell, even breaking 700Mhz with late slot designs were for the big boys, but it showed what a system was capable of.
Please tell me how this "achievement" helps the advance of computer technology. All the LN2 and interconnection crap has been seen before, this is only about scoring 100 extra points and getting bragging rights about it. I'm fighting a losing battle here, anyway, so I'm gonna stop now. GL with your new achievements :)
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#20
Wile E
Power User
Who cares why people do it? I do it because it's fun and challenging. And what does a magazine have anything to do with this? Bench junkies like us take offense to the negative comments because it's something we personally enjoy doing. Do you like being criticized for doing something you enjoy? I would hope not. Try to extend the same courtesy to those of us that do make this a hobby.
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#21
Morgoth
i agree with steevo extream overlocking is a hobby and it fun :) i hate ppl that hate overclocking cmon give it a try to push your hardware to its maxium stable stage :)
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#22
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
What's funny is all these people posting from a site that's almost dedicated to ocing......ATi Tool anyone?
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#23
asb2106
Morgoth said:
i agree with steevo extream overlocking is a hobby and it fun :) i hate ppl that hate overclocking cmon give it a try to push your hardware to its maxium stable stage :)
+1, most overclockers OC their machine to get the most out of it, then they push it to the max to see what it can really do! That is what benches are for!

Obviously its a big thing, there are so many people here doing it!
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#24
Steevo
I remember pushing my K6 on dry ice. Windows 95/98 was awesome fast with 512MB of RAM, and it made NFS Porsche play much better.


Doing the same with a a few blocks of dry ice in the cabinet with my Prescott and 9600XT, or running with the windows open in -20 weather to get better overclocks. If I never knew what a faster processor felt like I would have never really upgraded and the same now. That is how this drives innovation from Intel and AMD, multi-core chips were only for servers and power users a few years back. Now we are rocking 45nm quads.
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#25
asb2106
Steevo said:
I remember pushing my K6 on dry ice. Windows 95/98 was awesome fast with 512MB of RAM, and it made NFS Porsche play much better.


Doing the same with a a few blocks of dry ice in the cabinet with my Prescott and 9600XT, or running with the windows open in -20 weather to get better overclocks. If I never knew what a faster processor felt like I would have never really upgraded and the same now. That is how this drives innovation from Intel and AMD, multi-core chips were only for servers and power users a few years back. Now we are rocking 45nm quads.
and 8 core procs will be out before we know it! I think this is good though, it will push programs to all be written multithreaded. It will really open up what can be done on a computer.

This OCing is what pushes companys to keep making there procs faster and more efficient. Gotta love it!
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