I haven't OC'd anything yet, just playing around with stock speeds, but my numbers just aren't adding up. 3DMark Vantage, with one card, scored me at a P7795, with a GPU score of 8488 and CPU of 6261. Add the other card and configure Crossfire and it bumps up to P10147, GPU - 13208, CPU - 5986. Is it me or are these numbers retarded low even for normal clock speeds?
Well, the drivers are just tweaked Vista drivers, so I could really see some problems with it (Since the drivers arent really made and optimized for Windows 7).
If you have enough space on your hard drive, you could probably dual boot and have Win7 on one partition and (Insert OS of preference here) on the other
oh, and I love the avatar! I grew up around Stevie... my mom used to date Tommy Shannon back in the day... that was my first concert ever... kick ass!
Damn, your so freaking lucky! That's awesome though. I can only dream of something like that.
Ok... clean Vista Ultimate x64 install - same specs with both cards - P10109 - GPU 12812 (that's my badge number at work!) - CPU 6191... so... CPU went up a bit, everything else lowered a bit... so it's not Windows 7... could it be that my motherboard is a little older? I appreciate the help, by the way...
*edit* this was run at a resolution of 1600x1200... I'm gonna try 1280x1024... also, looking at this site almost makes my numbers look normal, but I thought they should be higher... I dunno...
I see nothing wrong with these numbers.
You won't get 2x the benchmark numbers with two cards. A slight drop for the CPU seems reasonable as there's likely some overhead with adding the second card.
Generic benchmarks add up points for a total score. An improvement of 30% when adding a second card doesn't necessarily translate to 30% improvement in all games.
A better way to test is to do some gaming benchmarks such as Crysis. Games optimized for SLI should usually see between 30% and 80% improved frame rates though it varies by game, settings, resolution etc.
Thanks photonboy... I've been trying to find a few tests to compare mine too, but haven't had a whole lot of luck... did find one in another thread on this board and I'm pretty close to that one, so I guess I'm satisfied... dumb thing is that I don't even do any computer gaming or anything... I just keep getting good deals on parts so I pick em up and put em on... This is my first build that's been a work in progress for the last year...