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Nice find.
 

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Lets just hope you get a QX9650 running at 4.5gig+ to realise the full potential!! :toast:
Me too. I'm hoping they'll be out in time for me to finish my system. If not I may just resort to an e8400.
 
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Excellent review. Very detailed. Hope there is a follow-up after drivers have matured.
 
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The air that gets to the second core can be considered as exhuast. Thats the reason why one runs warmer, its not because of how the drivers are written.

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I never thought of that. Makes perfect sense.
 

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why the second core runs warmer is due to the hot air from the first core. The air that gets to the second core can be considered as exhuast. Thats the reason why one runs warmer, its not because of how the drivers are written.
what information is this based on?
 

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Am I seeing that picture correctly? Is one of the heatsinks made of Aluminum, and the other Copper?

Either way, the second core is going to run warmer than the first because it is being cooled by warmer air.
 
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Not if the first core isn't recieving the same cooling potential the second is.
 

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That true.
 

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#87
Rice review but 8/10 :(

Also the card being PCI-E 1.1 is a revelation. But didn't some rumored articles on TomsHardware predict massive differences between using this on PCI-E 1.1 and 2.0 slots? I could have put up the link but Tomshardware removed the article.

Finally, the fastest video-card is an ATI. After say a huge time gap? But for how long?
Untill the 21st of febuary.
 
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nvidia deladey [rofl] i guess theyre throwing there resources to combat the new r700
 

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well the leaked G100 specs look like it should anyway.

384 shaders, GDDR4 2400mhz, 512bit bus 1024mb.
 
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finally nvidia goes ddr4 ...
 
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Crossfire needs a fast cpu to show the best improvement over a single card. It's already known that games demand both a fast gpu and cpu. Crysis on a 3ghz quad sort of eliminated the cpu bottleneck so going to 3.4 on that same quad will show little improvement. The e6550 used in the test setup is most definitly effecting framerates and even more so with crossfire.
 
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Crysis- CPU 3.44GHz Card stock- 32FPS Average, Min 18, Max 38
Card 830/900- 34FPS Average, Min 23, Max 41
3.4GHz Card 830/900- 29FPS Average, Min 20, Max 34

That looks like a pretty decent boost, 34FPS vs 29FPS....
Ah here we go. How did I miss this post.

Urbklr if you dont mind, can you run the benchmark at stock clocks vs. 3.44?

Thanks.
 

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Heres another waterblock for it.

 

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I take it the 7.11 drivers came with the card?
 

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I take it the 7.11 drivers came with the card?
We used 8.1 v8.451.2, the driver recommended by AMD. I asked "what driver do I use for my review" and got a link to the driver I used in return.
 

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We used 8.1 v8.451.2, the driver recommended by AMD. I asked "what driver do I use for my review" and got a link to the driver I used in return.
So why is the 7.11 listed in the review?
 

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Am I seeing that picture correctly? Is one of the heatsinks made of Aluminum, and the other Copper? Either way, the second core is going to run warmer than the first because it is being cooled by warmer air.
The second core actually runs cooler since it isn't a utilized as much as the first. Plus having a copper sink in #2 helps as well. Judging by the best drivers ATi has ever made for crossfire, I doubt they will ever get this card to fully utilize the 2nd core, and they are by far the best at doing it.