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Old 06-20-2005, 08:15 AM   #1081
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My Monster Card (Soon to be added-->Crossfire X800!)

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You will need another motherboard for that won't you , you need that crossfire motherboard from ATi???? Crossfire looks really quite good , only thing though i wish SLI did was that superAA thingy like 14X or something aint it?

Quick Q? Honest Opinion Guys , 40 for two NVSilencers or 100 for two waterblocks for my 6800's?????? Cause my cards are running a bit hot @ 50 for the top and 40 for the button meaning i can't oc over 430/760 and i am aiming for at least 450+and 800 cause i wanna become the highest scoring 6800NU in the 3D Mark Database which is 19500.HEHEHEHEHE
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:48 PM   #1082
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you need pci-express for crossfire. Just a heads up if you are going to do it.
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:37 PM   #1083
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Hell yes, i already started another thread about crossfire and how it works.

http://www.computerforums.org/showth...ight=crossfire
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:46 PM   #1084
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Hmm, oh well...I've given up on my already extremely expensive computer (at least for me). I think I'll concentrate on the console arena (preferably the Xbox 360, which pwns the PS3 in multimedia and online gaming services, if not in hardware)...I sure can't pass up playing Halo 3, Project Gotham Racing 3, Gears of War or Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 in High-Definition (with my nice 32 in. High-Def T.V. ) using 3 CPUs and a 48 pipe graphics chip And I sure as hell can't pass up free Xbox Live Silver (Yes, it's free!), the best online console gaming service ever (Even Sony's Online or whatever you call it can't compete).
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:12 PM   #1085
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Well I had this card in my comp for 1 hour before it had to go to my friends today





Better change my sig back...
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Old 06-22-2005, 11:29 PM   #1086
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Hmm, oh well...I've given up on my already extremely expensive computer (at least for me). I think I'll concentrate on the console arena (preferably the Xbox 360, which pwns the PS3 in multimedia and online gaming services, if not in hardware)...I sure can't pass up playing Halo 3, Project Gotham Racing 3, Gears of War or Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 in High-Definition (with my nice 32 in. High-Def T.V. ) using 3 CPUs and a 48 pipe graphics chip And I sure as hell can't pass up free Xbox Live Silver (Yes, it's free!), the best online console gaming service ever (Even Sony's Online or whatever you call it can't compete).
sorry to say buddy, but ps3 is gonna rape little xbox 360

(p.s. ... u can have dual HDTV with ps3 and free for online play as usual)
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:26 PM   #1087
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And now that beast is in my computer!!!
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Pity about 3dmark not working (see new thread if I make one)
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wow thats one nice graphics card i wish i had one like that.
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Which one? The asus one?
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:37 PM   #1090
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sorry to say buddy, but ps3 is gonna little xbox 360

(p.s. ... u can have dual HDTV with ps3 and free for online play as usual)
Haha, the RSX's mere lead by 50mhz in speed doesn't do shit for it. THe RSX is like a normal PC GPU, and is inefficient. The 360's Xenos chip, however is more flexible for developers to utilize the Unified Shader Architecture (which allows them to allocate how many pipelines or vertex shaders is needed at that moment). The Xenos chip has 48 ALU pipelines, which can be used as pixel or vertex shaders. It's the Unified Shader Architecture's job to assign which pipeline to be a pixel or vertex shader when it needs to, resulting in maximum efficiency without loss of performance. The Xenos chip and the CPU both share the consoles' 512mb of GDDR3 RAM @ 700mhz with a memory bandwidth of 22.4GB/sec for the GPU and 21.6GB/sec for the CPU, which is somewhat slow compared to modern PC's, which have about 37GB/sec of memory bandwidth. In order to make up for that lack of speed, ATI added 10mb of embedded DRAM in the GPU (which connects with the system at an insane speed of 256GB/sec) to act as a buffer for graphically intense situations that need lots of RAM and fast. The RSX however, uses "Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines", which means that developers have to tell the GPU where to allocate it's resources, instead of having the system allocate it where it's best used.

The Cell Processor is a incredible piece of technology, but it's way overhyped. It's architecture limits it's capabilities when used in games.

The Cell
1x PowerPC-based Core @ 3.2GHz
1x VMX vector unit per core (since the Cell ony has one general computing CPU core, there is only one VMX vector unit)
512KB L2 cache
7 x SPE @ 3.2GHz (these SPE cores are NOT for general-computing, they specialize in floating point work)
7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE (basically the "Cache" for the SPE cores)

The 360's CPU
3x PowerPC Cores @ 3.2ghz each
1x VMX-128 vector unit per core (because the 360's CPU has 3x general-computing cores, it means that the CPU has 3x VMX-128 vector units)
1 MB L2 cache
Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total (The 360's CPU uses SMT or Simultaneous Multi-Threading, which is similar to Intel's HyperThreading)

Game code usually uses 80% general-computing and 20% floating-point. Since the Cell has 7 SPE cores which specialize in floating-point work, it excels at that area. However, because the 360's CPU has 3x general-computing cores and 3x vector units (compared to the Cell's 1x general-computing core and 1x vector unit) it gives the 360 the advantage when it comes to games. The Cell is a really nice chip, but the design of it's architecture is unsuitable for gaming, and because of that, it hampers the Cell's performance.

Ok, the PS3 has Dual-Outputs. So? How many people are going to buy, much less afford 2 High-Definition TVs (which are still expensive)? 1 or 2% of the market? Psh. What a waste of resources, money and time.

Just to let you know, Xbox Live Silver is free with Xbox 360 (all you need is a Broadband connection). To be honest, I'd rather pay for Xbox Live than get Sony's P.O.S excuse of an Online Gaming service for free. What Sony does is impress everyone with the PS3's specs on paper (not how it works and the architecture) in order to cover up the fact that they haven't come up with anything to compete with Xbox Live. Speed or the number of cores doesn't matter...it's how you design the chip's architecture to suit your needs. The Cell Processor is very nice (and powerful), but it's ill suited for gaming.
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