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Old 06-16-06, 03:23 PM   #73
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Yes but evga offers lifetime warrentys, and has a step-up program which in some cases cards will be free, evga > all.
But XFX has a double lifetime warranty meaning you can transfer it to someone else if you sell the card. eVGA's is only good for the original owner. Of course, XFX doesn't have the step-up though.
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Old 06-16-06, 04:15 PM   #74
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But XFX has a double lifetime warranty meaning you can transfer it to someone else if you sell the card. eVGA's is only good for the original owner. Of course, XFX doesn't have the step-up though.
I think the step up program is pretty cool, but really it isnt even necessary most of the time. After all the shipping I had to pay for (about $30 on top of the $100 for the step up to a gx2), I probably could have put my 7900GTX on ebay and then bought a gx2 on my own for a similar or better deal.

It just simplifies it so you dont have to worry about the transaction as much.

I probably wouldnt have gotten a gx2 if i hadnt done the step up, but its really not THAT special when you think about it.
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Old 06-16-06, 04:46 PM   #75
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Yes but evga offers lifetime warrentys, and has a step-up program which in some cases cards will be free, evga > all.
The step up is the coolest thing about eVGA, however, they never seem to have the highest clocked parts.

Sure you can overclock yourself, but mileage ALWAYS varies when you do. I went with the XFX XXX (just one for now, I may get a second depending on how QUAD-SLI shapes up) because it a good bit faster, which I thought was worth the extra $50. Actually, I can't get this card past its default settings without some artifacting issues. But at default its solid and a great performer.
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Old 06-16-06, 05:15 PM   #76
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I guess it all depends on the situation for step-up. I overpaid for my 7900 GTC SC cards, so my 7950's were free, shipping for next day air on both was only $17.20, but maybe that's because Brea is only 30 mins away for me. Regardless, the step-up program and lifetime warrenty pretty much made me evga for life until another manufactuar can top their step-up, warrenty, and 24/7 support.
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Old 06-17-06, 12:27 PM   #78
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I have my quad sli up and running. Unfortunately it's on a 17 inch monitor, but for quake 4:

1280x1024, ultra quality, 8xAA, SMP, custom demos:

non quad:

demo1 29.6 fps
demo2 52.1 fps

quad sli:

demo1 61 fps
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quite a big difference.
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I have my quad sli up and running. Unfortunately it's on a 17 inch monitor, but for quake 4:

1280x1024, ultra quality, 8xAA, SMP, custom demos:

non quad:

demo1 29.6 fps
demo2 52.1 fps

quad sli:

demo1 61 fps
demo2 101 fps

quite a big difference.
Big difference but you need at leats 1600 x 1200 before you'll see results, those averages are still way too low, you need a new monitor with a higher resolution. None the less welcome to the Quad SLI club
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Big difference but you need at leats 1600 x 1200 before you'll see results, those averages are still way too low, you need a new monitor with a higher resolution. None the less welcome to the Quad SLI club
I have a dell 3007 on my current main system. I'll be swapping the monitors in a week or so once i finish testing this new system.


When you say the averages are way too low, do you mean that i can't really test things accurately on the smaller monitor at the lower resolution? Even at the lower resolution there was a 50% increase in performance.

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I have a dell 3007 on my current main system. I'll be swapping the monitors in a week or so once i finish testing this new system.


When you say the averages are way too low, do you mean that i can't really test things accurately on the smaller monitor at the lower resolution? Even at the lower resolution there was a 50% increase in performance.
Yes, SLI kicks in and sees better performance at higher resolutions, generally you want at least 1600x1200. If you look at the timedemo and benchmarks Quake 4 gets an average of 150 fps at 1280x1024.
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Look at this: http://forums.vr-zone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=75515

And this: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=3743

I love stuff like this, there is so much potential.
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I run mine at 600/780.
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For the record I have an XFX XXX edition 7950 running at 585 / 811

I tried using the coolbits "Find Optimal" test, this came back with 593/830 but these settings soon started to generate artifacts when running 3Dmark 06.

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3DMark Score: 8400

I've only had the card a couple of days but I've been pretty pleased with it so far. (No crashes etc to date from around 6 hours of various gameplay and benchmarking.)

This card replaced a pair of 256 MB 7800's I had in an SLI set-up. Although the difference in 3DMark 06 was modest, the 7950 really shines at 1920 x 1200 making games such as Fear playable at this resolution where as previously they were not.
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