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Now that there's several new high-end hardware products out and about (namely NVIDIA's new flagship nForce 680i chipset, Quad core Kentsfield, and the mighty 8800 GTX), Overclocking extraordinaire K|ngp|n of the XtremeSystems forums has been lucky enough to get a hold of the lot (using not one, but TWO 8800 GTX's in SLI) with which he cranks up to push for the most extreme 3DMark runs you've ever witnessed.
Time to smash the orbs up again.
These runs all done with 8-9hrs benching time using all the hardware at once.
GPU's only pushed maybe 60-70% . So much left untapped...imagine what the scores will be 1 month from now lol:
NVIDIA EVGA 680i SLI motherboard (bios reads wrong in cpu-z)
Kentsfield b3/Conroe b1 @1.75v actual vcore/-100c loaded temps.
2 x 8800gtx SLI -40c to -45c approx 850-870/1150 Tek-9 ln2
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8888 2gb
1 SILVERSTONE ZEUS 850W PSU 12v stayed at 12.3v load through all benches with max clocks.
Following the launch of NVIDIA's new nForce 600i chipset series yesterday, ECS have just introduced their own top-end variant for enthusiasts dubbed the PN2 SLI2+.
Grab the press release here for full details on it.
Milton Keynes, England, 9th November, 2006 - Delivering platforms for enthusiasts and extreme gamers, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, is releasing the PN2 SLI2+ motherboard featuring the all-new NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI media and communication processor (MCP) supporting the latest, high-performance, and low-power consuming Intel® Core2 Extreme processor in both dual-core and quad-core configurations. A fusion of performance and energy-efficiency, the PN2 SLI2+ will top every enthusiast's wish list with a blazing 1.333 GHz Front Side Bus and DDR2 1.2 GHz SLI-MEMORY or DDR2 800 memory for the fastest data throughput and precise overclocking control to unleash the hardware's full potential.
Just the other day The Inquirer made a posting in reference to a single 8800GTX being able to outperform a CrossFire X1950XTX configuration. Well now they get lucky with a pair of these monsters and whack 'em into SLI mode. Extreme? OOoooooh you betcha!
FEAR is one of our favourite benchmarks. And we thought it'd give a pair of G80, Geforce 8800 GTX cards in SLI a workout.
We got a 75 per cent performance increase over a single Geforce 8800 GTX card.
Yes, we are talking about G80, Geforce 8800 GTX times two.
The final demo and the one which will likely draw the most attention is Adrianne, the American Model.
The next demo on the list is the Water World demo which displays the realistic water rendering abilities of the new GeForce 8800 series GPU.
Last week we leaked an nVidia GeForce 8800 series demo screenshot of American model Adrianne and today we'll show you the rest of the demo screenshots, which coincide with the launch of nVidia's latest GPU.
nVidia hasn't released the actual demo files to anyone yet but it is interesting to see the type of rendering these new graphics cards from nVidia are capable of.
The launch of nVidia's latest GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards is still some hours away but we are already receiving information from nVidia partners about their cards.
We are busy putting the final touches on our GeForce 8800 content and it will be online soon but for now take a look at the specifications of the cards.
The specifications are of cards from Foxconn and they also sent us a long some pictures of their GeForce 8800GTX graphics card.
YanTai, ShanDong, China, November 08, 2006 - FOXCONN, the global leader in the design and manufacture of computer, communications and consumer electronic components, retains its supremacy in graphics card design as it unveils the FV-N88XMAD2-OD and FV-N88SMBD2-OD PCI Express® graphics cards powered by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTX and 8800GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). The flagship FV-N88XMAD2-OD features an invincible blend of specifications including 128 independent stream processors with shader clocks reaching 1.35 GHz, massive 768MB GDDR3 memory that interfaces with the GPU on a 384-bit bus and operating core and memory clock timings of 575 MHz and 1.8 GHz respectively. Closely trailing its big brother is the FV-N88SMBD2-OD model equipped with 96 stream processors pitched at 1.2 GHz, a blistering 640 MB GDDR3 memory in a 320-bit interface, and maximum 500 MHz core and 1.6 GHz memory clocks. The 8800GTX/GTS family unleashes all the advanced visual computing potential for graphics enthusiasts, extreme gamers, and tech savvy adopters.
A day early, XFX have decided to release to the press some brief details of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 series GPUS (the GTS and GTX). Grab their PDF formatted announcement here.
The New XFX GeForce® 8800GTX and GeForce® 8800 GTS GPUs Break the Sound Barrier and Redefine the Phrase "Get Your Game On"
Ontario, California, November 8, 2006 - XFX changes the face of gaming yet again with the release of the all-new GeForce® 8800 GTX and GeForce® 8800 GTS graphics processing units (GPUs). Offering unprecedented processing power and unparalleled levels of graphics realism and special effects, the only other "un" that comes to mind is "unbelievable"!
Looks like these new GeForce 8800 series cards (due to be launched within the next 24 hrs) are hell'a fast! So much so that according to the Inquirer a single 8800 GTX actually outperforms a CrossFire X1950XTX setup!
BEFORE the reviews start popping up on Wednesday, we got the chance to get you some games numbers for the G80. In Open GL based Quake 4, the Geforce 8800 GTX is faster than two ATI X1950 XTX cards in Crossfire. The Geforce 8800 GTX scores a few frames faster in every single resolution with and without FSAA 4X and Aniso 8X.
As the day draws closer to the official launch, The DailyTech have managed to snag a GeForce 8800GTX with which they use the opportunity to run a few benchies on it and compare to ATI's X1950XTX to give us all a nice taste of whats to come from the new DX10 monster.
NVIDIA is set to launch its upcoming G80 GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS graphics cards next week, however, DailyTech snagged a GeForce 8800GTX board to run a couple quick benchmarks on. The GeForce 8800GTX used for testing is equipped with 768MB of GDDR3 video memory on a 384-bit memory bus as previously reported. Core and memory clocks are set at 575 MHz and 900 MHz respectively. Other GeForce 8800 series features include 128-bit HDR with 16x anti-aliasing and NVIDIA's Quantum Physics Engine.
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