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Xion X2 04-25-10 12:24 AM

Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
Finally.. someone willing to push the envelope. Good rundown over on Hardware.info. Seems like they go back and forth. 5970 CFX wins some; 480 Tri-SLI wins others. Tri-Xfire also performs really well. Only thing I didn't like was they only OC'd the i7 to 3.4GHz which I'm almost certain held back Quadfire a bit.

http://translate.googleusercontent.c...3cJPFVfVBdTU1g

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3101/84026776.jpg
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And power consumption under load --

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9388/14236627.jpg

Just incredible. 480 Tri-SLI consumes roughly 60% more power than 5970 CFX. :eek:

lee63 04-25-10 12:47 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
I think I'll add another 480 sooner or later.

methimpikehoses 04-25-10 12:51 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
Too bad 470 SLI isn't on there, and 5850 xfire for that matter

Blacklash 04-25-10 01:17 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256054

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=175

methimpikehoses 04-25-10 01:23 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
In for 3 :D

Redeemed 04-25-10 01:53 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
Thinking of ditching my 8800s for a 5770 or 5830... :) :p

lee63 04-25-10 01:59 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
You guys will be surprised how well the HX1000 does with 3x480...you just cant plug in both CPU 8 pins.

Muppet 04-25-10 03:30 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
That is totally ridiculous running the i7920 at only 3.4. All of those multi GPU setups would be so CPU limited its not funny. The might as well have run those benchmarks on a Core 2 Duo.

Slytat 04-25-10 07:29 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 2239621)
Not really impressed with the scaling going from 2 to 3 nV cards.

I'll put that down to drivers for the moment.

256.xx is still on schedule for this month IIRC :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muppet (Post 2239623)
That is totally ridiculous running the i7920 at only 3.4. All of those multi GPU setups would be so CPU limited its not funny. The might as well have run those benchmarks on a Core 2 Duo.

I agree, The CPU should have been at 4Ghz minimum.

K007 04-25-10 07:48 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
the scaling on fc2 for the 480 series pretty dam impressive.

the power usage...holy crap haha!...

Johnny C 04-25-10 08:51 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
Tri-tire 5870's looks like it wins the day for frames and power consumption.

Trademark 04-25-10 10:37 AM

Re: Battle of the Giants: 5970 CrossfireX vs. 480 Tri-SLI
 
937W? Jesus Henry William Christ, that's almost as much as my microwave lol


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