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08 Jan 2010   #51
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

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... but a GPU is only as good as its drivers...
Truth.

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what yall think of the rest of the build? i really want to see what sata 3 will be like, just a shame they dont have it on the x58 chips.
Just read this this am... good stuff. I'd say the chip you picked is definitely a winner; good starting point.
PCI Express And CrossFire Scaling: Is P55 Good Enough? : The So-Called Mainstream Solution? - Review Tom's Hardware
i am looking through that ATM, the part where it states the P55 has 2.5GT/s on the PCI-e lane, the Asus i am wanting actually has 5.0GT/s which is the same as the x58, but i was a bit dumbfound with the asus P55, i think it switches to pci-e x8 when using sli/xfire and then x16 when using a single grfx card, but judging by those graphs, either way it wont make a difference if it does drop to x8 speed.---EDIT, i rechecked the specs, that 5.0GT/s crap is the pci-e x1 slots( the tiny ones) so i guess they do run at 2.5GT/s, and my ass-umption was right, with 2 grfx cards they will run at x8 and 1 card runs at x16, but the most important thing is, when compared to the x58 in sli/xfire and the difference between x8 and x16 is hardly no difference (4 or 5 FPS)

so yeh, that P55 chipset is good, i was mainly just looking for the sata3/usb3 but now this is an added bonus to what i thought might be a failure! so thnx for that link!

but like i said, i am trying to aim for future proofing, but if they had sata3 and usb 3 on a x58 i would go with that, as then i could use tri channel and aim for the i7 975 or something, but the i7 870 is just about a 975 anyways, just in the cheaper cpu chipset

Oh and THREE 5870's!!!! that would be awesome!


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08 Jan 2010   #52
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

i hear tell ''unofficially'' (due to the NDA), that GF100 will surface @ $400 (250), so GF104, hopefully will come in @ about $560 (350)

now that's CHEAP!!!!!

it'll be the first time in history Nvidia undercut the competition with a faster product..
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08 Jan 2010   #53
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Honestly, I can't imagine how anyone could take advantage of two 5970's, or three 5870's. That's serious overkill... even for an HD dual monitor setup. By the time a game comes around that would tax this setup, cards twice as fast as a single 5970, at half the price, will be here.
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08 Jan 2010   #54
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Yeah hopefully they start releasing some Fermi specs soon. They did/were supposed to have a demo at CES, but I haven't seen any specs yet. There have been a lot of people waiting in anticipation. It has been four weeks for the OP, I'm sure a bit more wouldn't hurt.
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08 Jan 2010   #55
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hear tell ''unofficially'' (due to the NDA), that GF100 will surface @ $400 (250), so GF104, hopefully will come in @ about $560 (350)

now that's CHEAP!!!!!

it'll be the first time in history Nvidia undercut the competition with a faster product..
that would be a dream come true!
but i dunno if it will be that cheap, we are talking about nvidia. (the green logo)

my fingers are crossed, just like they are already crossed for im hoping that after i replace the capacitors in my monoblock amp it will work again! lol
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08 Jan 2010   #56
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hear tell ''unofficially'' (due to the NDA), that GF100 will surface @ $400 (250), so GF104, hopefully will come in @ about $560 (350)

now that's CHEAP!!!!!

it'll be the first time in history Nvidia undercut the competition with a faster product..
that would be a dream come true!
but i dunno if it will be that cheap, we are talking about nvidia. (the green logo)

my fingers are crossed, just like they are already crossed for im hoping that after i replace the capacitors in my monoblock amp it will work again! lol
i know, when the guy told me this...(apparently been working for Nvidia in India since 1997), i expressed the same level of disbelief, & he told me..''if im wrong i'll shoot myself in the head''


so...im on the ready with my 9mm
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08 Jan 2010   #57
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hear tell ''unofficially'' (due to the NDA), that GF100 will surface @ $400 (250), so GF104, hopefully will come in @ about $560 (350)

now that's CHEAP!!!!!

it'll be the first time in history Nvidia undercut the competition with a faster product..
that would be a dream come true!
but i dunno if it will be that cheap, we are talking about nvidia. (the green logo)

my fingers are crossed, just like they are already crossed for im hoping that after i replace the capacitors in my monoblock amp it will work again! lol

i know, when the guy told me this...(apparently been working for Nvidia in India since 1997), i expressed the same level of disbelief, & he told me..''if im wrong i'll shoot myself in the head''


so...im on the ready with my 9mm
LMAO! well it should be good when the specs are released.





and no i dont mind waiting a bit longer, as it will prob be a couple months for the funds to show up, but i like to organise my dream

hhmmm i wonder if i should stick with my thermalright ultra 120 cooler? suppose it depends if they make and sell the bracket for that 1156 chipset
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08 Jan 2010   #58
smarteyeball

 
 

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Currently?
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what yall think of the rest of the build? i really want to see what sata 3 will be like, just a shame they dont have it on the x58 chips.
it's a coming : Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0

Not long till it hit's our shores now
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08 Jan 2010   #59
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

[QUOTE=smarteyeball;491950]
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what yall think of the rest of the build? i really want to see what sata 3 will be like, just a shame they dont have it on the x58 chips.
it's a coming : Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0

Not long till it hit's our shores now
hmm, your up early.lol.

will have to check that out tomorrow. i gotta crash for work in a few hours. another chapter partly closed for now.

until tomorrow people, thanks for the info and help.

enjoy.
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08 Jan 2010   #60
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hear tell ''unofficially'' (due to the NDA), that GF100 will surface @ $400 (250), so GF104, hopefully will come in @ about $560 (350)

now that's CHEAP!!!!!

it'll be the first time in history Nvidia undercut the competition with a faster product..
eh i'm still doubting it....... actually i'm almost positive its impossible
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