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® Core™2 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.
SAPPHIRE have just added an X1650XT based graphics card to their lineup, as detailed in the press material here.
Leading graphics supplier SAPPHIRE Technology is now shipping a new graphics accelerator based on industry leading architecture, delivering affordable graphics processing solutions in the midrange market and featuring the latest CrossFireTM connectors for dual GPU operation.
The SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650XT now delivers the highest graphics performance in its class. Equipped with 256MB or 512MB of GDDR3 memory, this model features clock speeds of 575MHz (core) and 1350MHz (memory). The new X1650XT delivers high efficiency, high performance in Shader Model 3.0 and enhanced image quality. The architecture natively supports HDCP and also supports AvivoTM delivering vibrant high fidelity images and video playback to the latest High Definition (HD) video standards. Two Dual-link DVI outputs are provided as well as TV out and multimonitor operation is supported with HydravisionTM.
Details have surfaced today on an upcoming Radeon X1300CE graphics card from ATI which will be based on their 80nm "RV505" processor.
Get the full rundown on it over at HKEPC folks.
As Vista is going to be released in early 2007, ATI plans to release new model for value segment, Radeon X1300CE which will be Vista Premium certified. Codenamed RV505CE, Radeon X1300CE is a replacement of old Radeon X300/500 (RV370) generation. Manufactured by TSMC with 80nm technology, RV505CE features Direct X 9.0c, Shader Model 3.0 support and AVIVO technology. This chip is driven by 4 Pixel Shader Pineline, 2 Vertex Shader engine, 64bit native memory controller, and a 350MHz core clock. Radeon X1300CE will accompany with a low-profile board design codenamed Blondie and passive cooling. The official price of card is going to be $49, and it's main rival would be NVIDIA GeForce 7100GS.
Not 100% sure this is legitimate material but it appears a fellow by the name of Victor has 'somehow' gotten his mits on an early sample of NVIDIA's soon to be released GeForce 8800GTX graphics card, following it up with some benchmark scores from both 3DMark05 and 3DMark06.
Real or not? Nothing to say they arnt, but you be the judge.
GeCube have released an X1950PRO which is an overclocking-happy limited edition card with its residing TEC (Thermo Electric Cooling) system. The "FZ" (Freezer) Cool X1950PRO really stands apart from the rest with this kickass cooling system and I would imagine will sell really well.
Get the full scoop on it over at GeCube's website folks.
GeCube's FZ Cool graphics card takes cooling solutions for X1950PRO overclocking to the next level by being the first graphics card in the world to incorporate a TEC (Thermo Electric Chip). TEC's superior cooling performance means that even when the FZ Cool is overclocked by 20% the temperature remains within the optimum 60°C ~65°C range. The FZ Cool also stands out in 3D Mark 05/06 benchmarks by outperforming standard versions by 15% and returning the best scores as well. The FZ Cool has 4 heat pipes and twin 8cm silent fans with automatic speed adjustment, special overclocking temperature control function and recovery mechanism. This ensures that overclocking will no longer shorten the life of your graphics card! With its class-leading ultra-cooling design and perfect visual effects, the FZ Cool is the dream card for master overclockers!
SAPPHIRE have announced their variant of ATI's just-launched RV570 based X1950 PRO graphics card, bundled with a copy of the "Da Vinci Code" PC game title.
Grab their press release here folks.
SAPPHIRE Technology, industry leading manufacturer of graphics cards has just introduced an exciting new product in its X1950 series bringing a new value level to its high performance range and introducing new easy to install CrossFireTM options. The SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950 PRO is scheduled to ship from retailers and system integrators worldwide on October 17th and the SAPPHIRE retail bundle will include the successful Da Vinci Code game.
The SAPPHIRE X1950 PRO delivers high-definition entertainment with stunningly fast gaming performance, industry-leading image quality and crystal clear High Definition digital video at a new and very affordable price point. With an exclusive set of image quality features like simultaneous HDR with adaptive anti-aliasing and a palette of over one billion colours, the SAPPHIRE X1950 PRO will enable users to get the most out of their gaming experiences.
And now come the stream of press releases from partners releasing their own X1950 Pro variants. GIGABYTE are first up with their Special Edition GV-RX195P256D-RH card which comes equipped with a Zalman VF700 cooling solution and a copy of "Call of Juarez".
Taipei, Taiwan, October 17, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today revealed the GIGABYTE GV-RX195P256D-RH, the world's first 80nm graphic card featuring the ATI Radeon® X1950 Pro with 36 pixel shader processors and the all new Compositing CrossFire™ Engine.
Combining ultra-stable performance, blistering 3D graphic rendering, and longer component lifespan with the usage of ultra-low ESR solid capacitors, the GV-RX195P256D-RH comes equipped with the Zalman VF700 aluminum copper fan to deliver an optimally quiet thermal solution with outstanding overclocking performance. Leveraging the latest advanced graphics technologies including Shader Model 3.0 and High Dynamic Rendering, the GV-RX195P256D-RH provides the ideal solution for Call of Juarez with support for high HDR and DOF effects. Featuring the high performance 3D ChromeEngine3 and EAX surround sound effects, Call of Juarez promises to transport gamers directly into the most realistic 19th century western cowboy adventure imaginable.
Tagen have just raised the bar a notch for high-end PSUs with their new TurboJet series 1100W MONSTER. This thing has it all, they've even gone to such efforts as to box it up in a custom-designed leather suitcase!
October 16 2006 - Tagan, manufacturer of premium power suppliers for PCs and servers, enters a new supply dimension with the turbojet series. Supplying 1100 Watts of pure power, Tagan is Australia's ?rst manufacturer to make such capability available for today's and future multi-CPU and multi-GPU high-end computers.
"We are proud to be the first to release such a powerful power supply in Australia" says Nikol Su, Managing Director for Actiontec and distributor for Tagan "We've already had great interest from dealers and system integrators about Tagan's 1100w power supply especially with Intel's multi-core CPU architectures"
Evesham have just introduced a new model to their Voyager range of notebooks which features NVIDIA's just-launched GeForce Go 7950GTX GPU.
For full details on it including a listing of specs, grab Evesham's press release folks.
Evesham has announced the launch of its new 'Voyager 720DC Plus', the fastest gaming notebook since its multi award winning predecessor, the Voyager 720DC. Now accommodating NVidia's GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics, you can experience extreme HD gaming on your notebook.
Bringing the high-def theatre experience to notebooks, NVidia's GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics with advance power management technology to extend battery life, allows you to play today's hottest games at extreme HD resolution, 1920x1200 or 1680x1050. Pushing next generation games to their limits with raw gaming power at a blistering pace, the 720DC Plus, partnered with 512MB of NVidia's GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics, means double the performance and so double the fun!
NVIDIA have unveiled today their most powerful mobile graphics processor yet, the "GeForce Go 7950GTX". This new flagship offering is making its way into the latest top-end gaming notebooks such as Dell's XPS M1710.
DIGITALLIFE-NEW YORK, NY-OCTOBER 12, 2006- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) has once again raised the bar for notebook graphics performance with the release of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU)-the world's fastest notebook GPU on the marketi. Notebooks with the new GPU are available for order from select top gaming notebook makers in North America and Europe. Gamers can experience the power of this new GPU in Dell notebooks at DigitalLife 2006 in New York City.
"Dell is fully committed to delivering the most intensely realistic gaming and entertainment experience to PC gamers," said Brett Faulk, director of Inspiron and mobile XPS product marketing. "Dell XPS notebooks have swept the awards thanks to their sheer gaming performance and the Dell XPS M1710 with GeForce Go 7950 GTX is our best yet."
Terry Makedon of ATI have just given us the heads up on a new Games Award which ATI are sponsering over at GameShadow, dubbed the "ATI Crossfire People's Choice Award".
After many years complaining that there was too little innovation in new video games, here at GameShadow we've decided to do something about it. These awards highlight and reward titles that push the boundaries to deliver fun innovative gameplay, regardless of their size, budget or commercial success.
Creativity and innovation are all important, and we hope that by visiting this site and playing some of the nominated titles, you'll find some superb games you hadn't known about before.
We've got more than 50 different games spread over 10 categories, and each one has something unique to offer. Many of them are even completely free so you can play them right now.
And don't forget our most important category: the ATI CrossFire™ People's Choice award. You can select any game from any category and vote to award it the highest accolade, and have a chance to win an Ultimate Gaming CrossFire Kit.
ASUS have launched a couple of new high-end graphics cards down-under today, these being the EAX1950XTX and EAX1950 CROSSFIRE Edition models.
For full details, grab the supporting press material here.
Sydney, Australia: 10th October, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the leading provider of high-performance graphics solutions, today introduces the EAX1950XTX/HTVDP/512M and EAX1950CROSSFIRE/HP/512M graphics cards, incorporating ATI's Radeon® X1950XTX VPU to deliver the robust graphics performance demanded by gaming enthusiasts. Combined with HDCP (High-Definition Digital Content Protection), ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology and CrossFire multiple VPU interface, the new graphics cards offer the ultimate video experience.
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