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Anyone have an FX-60 with an 8800GTX?

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Please post your 3dMark06 and your CPU speed :)

 

I really have no idea where to post this LOL. But...

 

I have an 8800GTX, but with an FX-53...the most obvious bottleneck of my system. 3dMark06 I'm pushing out about 5300...practically the same I got with my 7900GTX.

 

Obviously, the most I can get out of my board is an FX-60. Going by what I've read on the internet, an FX-60 running almost 3ghz with 7900GTXs in sli made around 11,000 in 3dMark06. If that's the case, then an FX-60 3ghz should hit over 10,000 with an 8800GTX. I have some Danger Den goodies waiting for an FX-60 :)

 

I'm tempted to get a Conroe, but don't feel like going through the hassle of selling my stuff. I'm also tempted in getting an AM2 board, but being how AMD screwed us 939 guys over, who knows what will happen when their true quad core CPUs come out.

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Not really, the most you can get out of your board will likely be the dual core that overclocks the highest (READ: Opteron 165). And so far all I've seen are Conroes with 8800's.

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The little Opty 165? Damn after reading some things about it I see why. Everyone hitting 3.0 with it. Even you. No wonder you're pushing it ;)

 

But isn't the multiplier locked on it? I might have trouble hitting 300+ mhz on it since I have 4x512mb.

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That's true, but instead of unloading $800 on an FX-60, buy some kick butt 2 x 1gig modules for $250 or less and and spend $160 on an Opty and pocket the rest.

 

If you don't want to to that, just drop your divider, the CPU MHz gain FAR outweighs the RAM speed loss 90% of the time.

 

EDIT: Hell, my Opteron is for sale for a guaranteed 3.0Ghz chip if you get nervous about buying from newegg's stepping craps-shoot.

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If you really want to get the FX-60; Tigerdirect still has it for $599.

 

I'm in the same boat as you, want an 8800 but don't want to have to buy a whole new system hoping a CPU upgrade would be enough to power these beasts.

 

Link to FX-60

 

Would really like to see benchmarks for AMD64 or FX vs Conroe using 8800's to know what we're "missing".

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Remember going with an 8800GTX and a dual core CPU ramps up your power consumption.

 

Be sure your PSU can handle it before you make your purchase. I agree with Thraxz, an opty 165 has a better chance of hitting 3 ghz.

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Alright...I'm gonna order the Opty 165.

 

I'm confident my OCZ600w can take it for now.

 

Here are some numbers I've digged up:

FX-60 @ 2.6ghz 2x7900GTX: 3dmark 9094

FX-60 @ 3.0ghz 2x7900GTX: 3dmark around 11,000 (cant remember the site)

FX-62 @ 2.8ghz 2x7900GTX: 3dmark 9653

FX-62 @ 2.8ghz 2x8800GTX: 3dmark06 10866 (possible answer below)

 

E6700 @ 2.66ghz 2x7900GTX: 3dmark 9214

X6800 @ 2.93ghz 2x7900GTX: 3dmark 11698

X6800 @ 2.93ghz 880GTX: 3dmark 11860

 

Some crazy guy that had his 2x8800GTX and CPU on liquid nitrogen got a 3dmark06 of like 23,000. Assuming he knows his stuff, he was able to get the load off the 8800GTXs.....he said they were only at about 60-70% load. If an X6800 @ 4.8ghz can't even push dual 8800GTXs to the limit, then the above FX-62 certainly wouldn't either. Meaning, we need quads!! :D

 

Yeah I know...not everyone likes 3dMark06, but it's a reference point. Going by these numbers alone, having an OCed FX-60 or an Opty running at 3ghz will make me happy.

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Might want to ask Praz, he's got a GTX and an overclocked dual-core I believe.

 

All he told me was just crank everything up to maximum and play. Nuthin else to do.

 

Oh, and I think the 23,000 mark was on a 4.5+ GHz quad-core. Doesn't sound like a bottleneck to me, but Shamino knows his stuff...

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That was one sick review though. Was was that, about 5000 in parts and nitro. Atm, the best bet is either push am opty or get a conroe.

 

BTW, does anyone have a clue what AMD is up to? I mean they are working on quad cores also, but what socket?

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.... I mean they are working on quad cores also, but what socket?

That's exactly why I'm not going AM2 just yet.

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I'm also a bit concerned about my AMD processor becoming a bit of a bottle neck when I drop in an 8800gtx soon. It's an Opty 170 at 3ghz, and paired with my current 7900gt at 710/925, I'm getting 6700-6800 in 3dmark06.

 

I guess if it is the case, I have an excuse to upgrade on a more brutal scale.

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Mine’s FX-62.

The 3DMark06 scores

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I'm also a bit concerned about my AMD processor becoming a bit of a bottle neck when I drop in an 8800gtx soon.

I think that the current AMD processors might not be able to get the most of the power from the 8800 GTX… (G80, Geforce 8800 GTX is very CPU dependent)

If you really like to push the 8800 GTX to its limit, the current high-end Intel’s processors (x6800 or qx6700) on the NForce 680i SLI chip mainboard will do.

 

About the PSU, the OCZ 700W GameXstream is used for testing the 8800 GTX cards in this article: Leadtek, EVGA Geforce 8800 GTX tested even in SLI. And also check this article about the PSU and 8800: No graphics card pulls 300W

 

BTW, when buying the CPU, check out the eBay. On eBay, the FX-60 Retail is $550, and the FX-62 Retail is $575 (the seller is Manhawke. I bought the FX-62 Retail at $650 from this seller. The seller provided the good support and prompt communication.) About the Intel CPUs, x6800 is $785. I have not found the qx6700 on the eBay yet, but I guess it will show up soon.

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