[Team.AU]XFire HD4870X2, E8600, Gigabyte EP45T-EXTREME, Corsair DDR3 + Skulltrail fun

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  1. dinos22

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    Hey fellas

    I had a small benching session this weekend and wanted to share my results with ya'll :D


    Test Configuration:
    • Gigabyte EP45 EXTREME Motherboard F4b bios
      (vdroop mod down to 1.6Kohms)
    • Intel Core2 Duo E8600 Q820A599
    • 2GB DDR3 1800MHz CAS7 Corsair DOMINATORS
    • 1x Gigabyte HD4870X2 Graphics Card
      1x HIS HD4870X2 Graphics Card
    • HX1000 + 620W Corsair PSUs
    • Stock heatsink on NB
    • kingpin F1 Extreme Edition Solid copper CPU LN2 Pot
    • Big mamma 35L LN2 Dewar
    • 160GB PATA
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP1

      oh i also tested an
    • Intel Skulltrail D5400XS board with dual QX9775, 4GB Micron FB-Dimms on Zalman air heh


    thanks to Felix from www.onlinecomputer.com.au in Sydney for his support by lending me much needed benching hardware :D
    Thanks to Intel Australia for lending out the skulltrail setup....i promise i won't hurt it (too much) :D

    3:5 divider on RAM is bugged for those that don't know > real divider it's running on is 2:3 so RAM clocks are roughly 100MHz lower

    These Corsair PSUs are just rock solid.........LOVE'EM >> will post a video later on showing power usage during one of the tests heh. i could have probably just benched on HX1000 alone but i thought i'd just go overboard with power hehehe

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    3DMARK06 - 30,593 points
    Gigabyte EP45T EXTREME Setup with E8600
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=8253890

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    3DMARK05 - 41,867 points
    Gigabyte EP45T EXTREME Setup
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=4500300

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    3DMARK03 - 150,724 points
    Gigabyte EP45T EXTREME Setup
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=5944717

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    3DMARK Vantage Performance - 21,366 points
    Gigabyte EP45T EXTREME Setup
    fastest dual core vantage run?? (obviously without physx heh)
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=393374

    oh just a little tip if you notice screen corruptions when you install the Xfire 4870X2 setup and root the system >> it took me a couple of hours to realise that screen corruptions actually go away when you restart the machine for the second time after installing the cards and new drivers :rolleyes:

    Also i seriously don't know what ATI was thinking.......one of my cards (Gigabyte) which was sandwitched between NB and second card had idle temps as high as 80C at stock clocks until i figured out how to control fans with Rivatuner v2.11. Someone tell ATI that it's nice that they are trying to make the system quiet but at what cost >> graphics card :rolleyes:


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    Pifast 15.80s
    Gigabyte P45T EXTREME setup

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    This next score is not a joke................................3DMARK01/Vista/Xfire 4870X2 as a combo absolutely stinks >> really such an insult for all the 3D enthusiasts i must say...........i cannot believe this :ROTF:

    3DMARK01 - 78,149 points
    Gigabyte EP45T EXTREME Setup
    Crossfire HD4870X2
    Vista 32bit
    E8600@5.9GHz


    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=9420220

    :rolleyes:





    32M & 1024M wPrime 1.55
    Skulltrail setup.....sweet setup
    Stable at 4.4GHz for wprime & 3D

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    Skulltrail CPU test in 3DMARK Vantage is just nuts :D

    22,210 points in Performance Preset

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=391861


    43,665 points in Entry Preset

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=391883



    I initially tested these 4870X2 cards in Xfire on Skulltrail but the performance wasn't very good at all.....i tried running the second card in two different slots, installed, reinstalled drivers, did the same with benchmarks just couldn't seem to get better scores. I tried the same kind of clocks on this P45T EXtreme and there was definitely a noticeable difference in performance efficiency between the two boards. I'll have to do some more testing to see what's up here. I was running 4.4GHz in the following screenshot.

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    Maaaaan i could feast my eyes on these babies all day long
    Dual HD4870X2 Radeons in flash

    Oh yeah they are sitting on a skulltrail setup eeeek....shame that the 3D performance on skulltrail seems worse than P45/X48......I gotta try harder i guess :D hehe

    I did some testing on air cooling to see what i can get before i drown them with LN2 lovin' for some nice wprime numbers and probably some Vantage and '06

    Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme was pretty good. It was stable, predicatable....but it has one big no no...............i spent a good part of my 7 hour bench session trying to bench past 600MHz FSB to no avail. I've never been more frustrated in my life i have to say as these cards are absolutely screaming for horsepower. My EP45 Extreme (DDR2) benched 620MHz FSB with an Nvidia GTX280 last week. i was hoping i'd be able to get at least the same speeds but just could not get it there for the life of me :(

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    pretty straight looking PCB after tightening

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    Return of killer tomatoes anyone?? :rofl:
    i used Liquid Electrical Tape(LET) on most of the board
    black nail polish in the CPU area
    and vaseline around mosfets therejust to be able to get into those little spots i could miss with other forms of insulation

    vdroop mod is covered with blutac just to make sure i don't yank it out by accident

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    E8600 happily chugging away at a lowly -148C during a 3D run

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    Skulltrail ja :D

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    dinos22 :)
     
  2. Frag_Lord

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    Nice results as always Dinos. :)

    Keep up the good work :thumbup:
     
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    thanks mate
     
  4. eva2000

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    totally awesome stuff mate - interesting to see the power draw from those rigs :)

    yeah like you tried vista 64bit + 4870x2 + 3dmark2001 and it was really crap ~69-70k E8600@4900mhz with 4870x2 @850/950
     
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    No vmods on the cards? C'mon dinos! ;) Just kidding, sweet scores :thumbup:
     
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    and i said good luck for a 6.2ghz oc.
    Your almost did it now.
    cant wait fot Taiwan results. What are we gonna see over 6.5ghz oc¿
    The weirdest red mobo iv seen.
    Rofl ha ha ha;]
    I like 1 of your QX6770.
    Nah just joking;p
     
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  7. tuchan

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    1.84Vcore for 6000MHz 3D06, nice one![​IMG]
     
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    Insane man, 21k vantage?!?!?!

    What's the goop for... protect the board from the hugely negative temps?
     
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    i didn't need it Andy
    i could have just used 1.75v instead but i was constantly trying to get past damn 600MHz FSB limit
    argh

    i'll test REX soon and fingers crossed i get to 6.3/6.4GHz i plan to bench on seriously
     
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    ROFL
    yeah vmods on card are a no go seeing that they are kinda on loan hahahha.....

    i am going to be benching LN2 on modded cards in a couple of days in Taiwan ;)

    expect some HUGE numbers :thumbup:

    ROFL i love this guy :D

    thanks
    goop is to protect the board from condensation
     
  11. The Mafia

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    Dinos, you're a weapon.

    Nice work, hope you get more out of it! Rape it I say!

    lol
     
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    Sweet Raptor Jesus!

    Awesome work there man, shame you couldn't push to where you wanted to but very impressive nonetheless.

    Killer tomatoes indeed! :D
     
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    well i got a Rampage Extreme (REX) mobo coming so hopefully i will get that FSB at least to 630*10
     
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    What's the record FSB dino? What kind of board yielded it?
     
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    FSB record is held by youngpro i think on a biostar P45 board (700+ MHz)

    but FSB alone don't me squat

    what you need from benching boards with good power regulation is NOT to lose FSB capability when you install powerful graphics cards and that seems to be the case with most boards on the market these days

    i can run higher FSB with GB P45 boards without high end GFX cards but i want a high FSB 3D board
     
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    Coolness. So you're chasing 3dmark scores at the end of the day?
     
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    yup :thumbup:
     
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    oh my hero...... but i didn't see your face on the picture dude.. so i dont belive the result is legit lawl...
     
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    Any difference between using a SATA and PATA drive?
    Any difference of max OC?
     
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    I little while back we were using PATA drives as you seemed to be able to OC the PCI a little better (insignificant) to increase performance with out going corrupt, the OS did also not need the SATA drivers installed, cleaner OS. I have not done a lot of testing on this theory but I do recall somehow on a particular board (think it was the Abit AW9-D MAX) I could run with PATA a 142MHz speed, with SATA it was around the 124MHz mark and be stable. Again the difference in 3D performance was minimal. Sometimes minimal is all you need to get you over the line.

    Times have changed since I did this a while back.


    Oh yeah, I voted for Fugger..................................















    ...NOT;)
     

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