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
SK-1
tomkaten said:
I see all your analogies and I was kinda expecting these answers, but I don't think they apply in this particular case. Sure, you can't drive a dragster on the street, but at least it's driveable. Don't tell me that it explodes in 2 minutes.

Proof of concept is the Veyron. You can drive a Veyron, you can own a Veyron, the producer is losing money just to prove that it's possible to have such a car. But you can enjoy it, drive it... It brings you satisfaction... See my point ?

How can you enjoy or even use a box that you can't leave alone for 3 minutes ? It's like making a starship that flies at 15 000 miles/hour and can reach 30 000 miles for 2 seconds every year. Will that help me colonize the solar system faster ? Not really. Will I get top bragging rights and a poster on a billboard somewhere ? Definitely.

I, for one, still fail to see the point... No offense to anyone :)

LE. Oh and btw while I'm at it... IMO, innovation is necessary to make something worthy of being deemed "proof of concept". If I make the same starship that uses chemical engines every year and I keep bragging about every extra mile per hour I get out of improved fuels, I'm still not going to colonize the Universe any time soon. Bottom line is every dude out there with that hardware, two hands, a pair of gloves and some basic computer knowledge could have done that.

Let me know when they get a 200 000 score out of a quantum computer that requires no cooling... That's gonna make a serious impression on me :)
They WILL blow up in 2 minutes. No cooling for extended run times in these drag cars.
You asked. And no, I still do not see your point.
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Morgoth
DaMulta said:
What's funny is all these people posting from a site that's almost dedicated to ocing......ATi Tool anyone?
no thx i prefer ati tray tools :P
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lemonadesoda
While, yes, to some extent, this is "cool", I think that there should be a new benchmark, called sustainable 3DMark06. What is it? The PC must be closed box and switched on for 24hours WITHOUT interference by user, and then the benchmark is run.

This open mb on a desk with liquid nitrogen is, yes, cool, but also BS as a test of workstation performance.
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#4
DrunkenMafia
DaMulta said:
What's funny is all these people posting from a site that's almost dedicated to ocing......ATi Tool anyone?
LOL amen brotha!!!

I might as well join a car forum and then start crappin on about how dumb horsepower is and that everyone should buy a hyundai!!! haahaaa :banghead:
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imperialreign
lemonadesoda said:
While, yes, to some extent, this is "cool", I think that there should be a new benchmark, called sustainable 3DMark06. What is it? The PC must be closed box and switched on for 24hours WITHOUT interference by user, and then the benchmark is run.

This open mb on a desk with liquid nitrogen is, yes, cool, but also BS as a test of workstation performance.
That'd make for an interesting benchmark for those of us that prefer 24/7 OCs - I find that kind bench similar to NASCAR stock card, or race cars built for the 24hr LeMans. Endurance.

But, still, an open system like that has a purpose in itself, and I still fall back on the analogy to a top fuel funny car. It's designed for one specific purpose and nothing else. I don't see anywhere that says his setup is supposed to be reperesentative of the extremes a workstation is capable of. All I see are the numbers.
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Nitro-Max
I was 5 points off 24k on AIR!!! with a single 3870x2 didnt grab me any fame outside tpu :(
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intel igent
Nitro-Max said:
I was 5 points off 24k on AIR!!! with a single 3870x2 didnt grab me any fame outside tpu :(
Did you submit your score to the ORB?
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Nitro-Max
intel igent said:
Did you submit your score to the ORB?
Whos ORB? LOL:laugh:

No m8 i took quick screenshots right after cos i was mega worried with the temps "76c" i was getting.then rebooted asap.then posted on tpu with a huge smile on my face thats about it.
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