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Old 17th February, 2005, 01:02 PM
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Asus Extreme 6600GT SLi

I got my Asus Cards up n running last night... Running them on a DFI NF4 SLI-DR mobo, 2 x Kingston 512mb DDR400, 3200+ NewCastle

Stock scores were...
3DMark03:
Single 6600GT = 8,104marks
2 x 6600GT's SLi = 13,028marks
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3DMark05:
Single 6600GT = 3,342marks
2 x 6600GT's SLi = 5,703
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Aquamark3:
Single 6600GT = 54,011marks
2 x 6600GT's SLi = 63,791marks

I will post my highest OC scores later
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Old 25th February, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Mah Overclocked Scores...

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Old 25th February, 2005, 11:08 AM
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That's some nice scores!
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Old 25th February, 2005, 03:31 PM
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Thnx Cadaveca I am also very impressed with the total performance of this solution... I was sceptical at first, of SLi anyhow! So I decided to take the gamble and go for two 6600GT's instead of one 6800Ultra! Which cost ZAR 3,500.00 (South African Rand) as to ZAR 5,000.00 ... ZAR 6.00 = $1.00 roughly! As you can see, Hapiness
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Old 25th February, 2005, 03:37 PM
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The only problem is game support to get full use of the system, but htat will come in time. A single 6600gt is more than adequate for pretty much every game out there..sure you can't go max resolution and all the details, but you can get pretty damn close.


Although i hate SLi...it does serve a purpose. It still hasn't got anywhere near what i expected from what i saw in july, and here we are 6 months later...they turned a physical switch into a driver..not too bad...but not all that great either. It's a bit too early for Sli, but when we start to see 64bit games...your system is going to fly. You get higher 3dmark05 scores than i do with the XTPE at stock. I jsut recently added another rad and waterblobk to my system, so it's almost time to start clocking my card higher...I'm a bit afraid to break out the soldering iron on my own card tho..it works prety damn good as is! What speed are your cards at now?
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Old 25th February, 2005, 03:50 PM
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Running Core @588 and Memory @1100... I like the ATi's alot, but down here they are very expensive! A bit overprised :-( I had a 9600XT, and gave that to my friend... he still plays all the games I do... kicks my butt at most of them too ;-P

I am very impressed with the X850XT's scores I saw on THG!!! Sheesh... what a powerfull GPU!
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Old 25th February, 2005, 06:37 PM
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nice scores on the 3d mark 03 but i thought you`d get better on SLI with 05,

my score on 3d mark was 5000+ i cant really remember. and i have only one Geforce GT,

if you want i can get you the real score but im sure im right in saying 5000+.

My friend is getting the same setup as you soon and man he can t wait he nearly has the money saved.

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LoL his 3dmark05 score is 6335, woodeirl.
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yeh but hes running two GPU`s, wouldnt you think he get better than that ?????

what i mean about the 5000+ is it a hell of a lot close to 6335 for one and i repeat ONE card
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2 6600gt's. faster tahn my XTPE....
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Woodeirl, you need to keep in mind that it is more than just the amount of GPU's that contribute to performance!
-The 6600GT only has 8 pipelines vs 6800GT has 16 pipelines, doesn't push it up to 16 in SLI, does it?
-The 6600GT uses 128bit memory vs 6800GT uses 256bit memory, and combining two cards does not push it up to 256bit;
-The 6600GT in SLI config has 256mb memory, same as 6800GT, but 6600GT only runs 128bit!!!

Running a 6800GT with 3DMark05 scores above 5000 requires a fair amount of overclocking... I doubt it would've put you above 5800? I stand corrected though... 500marks is bassically the difference between a stock 6800GT and stock 6800Ultra.
Sure the multi GPU's have their advantage... Especially where there is alot of work required! Maybe it will make a noticible difference in video-encoding?!? I haven't tried yet!

A card that truely boasts with great performance stats, is the new X850XT... Just looking at the scores on THG...
http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...l#3d_mark_2005

Hang in there ATI fan's... I'm sure ATI is going to come up with a very strong counter to SLI!!!!
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Take THG information with a grain of salt, they are complete noobs. Their system is a 4000+, 1GB ram, on pci-e. Their 6800GT gives 4600 3dmarks in 05. mine gives 5800 stock and 6400 OCed. And my system runs much slower ram and much slower CPU. These people have no idea what the term tuning means. Their 6800U SLI is under 10,000 3dmarks. it should be 13K+.

What drivers are you using on that SLI machine?
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I inteneded to use THG as a "VERY ROUGH" guideline... I mean, I scored 6300+ on 3DMark05, and they show a puny 5700marks

I'm currently running 66.93 ( I know, I know)... What driver's would you recommend?
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aoafiles.com -> drivers -> video cards -> Nvidia -> Valance Studios 75.90A drivers.

10%+ performance increase for me
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yea, get those i'm curious to see how they effect an SLi setup. I liked the idea of an SLi setup, and had i not gotten my 6800GT first, I would have gotten the 6600. Its a damn shame its not supported more widely looking at the performance of the two cards compared to one, and if they were only a bit more. Because you also have PCI-E slots, somewhere down the line someone is gunna make and possibly be supported in it, a card the is just UNREAL in performance, and SLi capable boards will be there to accept 2 of them.

Also your 6600GT's should do better when you scale the AA/AF up compared to 9x00's and also in more recent games because you have PS3.0 and all the other great goodies that come with 6x cards you can have more quality, where the 9x owners will be severly slowed by this, or not even be able to fully implement it.
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keep in mind the fact that the 9700/9800 is on a 256-bit memory bus, while the 6600 SLI system is on 128 bit. So the AF would be better, but the AA would be worse.
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