Ok. I have 2 pcs currently. My systemax has dual BFG 256mb 7800 GTX and my dell has dual 512MB 7800 GTX. When I run 3dmark05 on my systemax, i get around 8200 with 1 card. Weird thing is when I run 3dmark05 on my dell, i get 7922. That is weird considering that card is superior to the BFG. Specs on my comps
Amen to Cleeve. Numerous test results from Tom's Hardware Guide backs up this claim. One of the few times that Intel shines, is usually Microsoft/Intel software and hardware. Even then, AMD is usually nipping at the heels of Intel.
LOL... I'm not sure why I found that funny. But I did. (the intel remark).
I think the guy was trying to tell us in a different thread that he purposely disabled SLI. But who knows. He's kinda flaky... Who the hell would need 2 SLI systems, 1 FX-60 and the other a Pentium D? Something's not adding up...
That's not good, I have almost 10k points on 3DMark05 on my 7800 GTX SLI. The 512's should be way over what I scored. Besides enabling it to SLI mode, do you have 2Gb of high performance ram? I assumed you do when you can afford the 512's. Do you have enough power for your rig, like 600 watts?
= 8200 score = SLI disabled, agreed with rest of the post. This setup should score above 11k in 05'.
Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHZ EE
Dual 512MB 7800 GTX
= 7922 score = same as above.
Just as a reference, I have similar system to your FX-60 setup up, with 2 256mb 7800 gtx that scored a little over 13k stock speeds. I'll post what I get with the 512's as soon as they come in if your still browsing this post. (Traded up with eVGA's step-up program) Yeah, yeah nvidia fanboy I know :roll:
If you are testing the performance differences of the two video cards, then you would need an "apples to apples" comparison...
Place a single GTX512 in the FX60 rig, or one GTX256 in the Dell rig, and you should see increases and decreases in scores, respectively...
It's possible the 3.2EE/Intel chipset is holding you back when comparing it to an FX60, and you won't be able to directly compare scores for GTX256 vs. GTX512 when they are in different rigs with different processors using different chipsets...
(At 1024 x 768 res and below, the cpu/chipset will play a larger role in the scores, as it does in most games...)
"I'll post what I get with the 512's as soon as they come in if your still browsing this post. "
Did you honestly pay over $300-$350 extra *per card* to step up to SLI'd GTX512s???
nah $140 more per card
As a side note, eVGA's step-up program is taking forever with this damn shit. Shipped my cards back on Feb. 2 and still no response from them yet. It's Feb 10 1pm cst, nada info back. Bout to give them a call and see what the deal is.
lay us an orb showing the two
Will do soon as my beast up and running again. Doing a few mod's to my TT Armor case atm + waiting on those gc's.