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Old July 21, 2008, 01:45 PM
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It's on the list of known issues to be fixed. Probably coming in cat 8.8
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Old July 21, 2008, 06:46 PM
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Well I gained about 200 points in 3DMark06 running back to back tests with the 8.6 and 8.7 drivers.
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Old July 21, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for posting this

I have my Diamond HD 4870 and a Asus P5Q Pro on the way.
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Old July 21, 2008, 07:44 PM
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3DMark Vantage:
Cat 8.6: 7972 (7922GPU, 8126 CPU)
Cat 8.7: 8005 (7957GPU, 8152 CPU)
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Old July 21, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Woohoo! Time to try 4850+3850 again ;)
Dude I love your optimism, not a matter of "if", but "when"........very keen to see you do this.

These cards teraflop the behind of my Quad Core in Folding and just fly through the work units.
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Old July 21, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Can you control the fan or do you still need a fan hack? Does the fan hack even work if you have to do that?

Anyway glad to see this here and hope crossfire improves-didnt see anything about crysis Xfire improvements though.
I tried the 8.6, complete removal and then hotfix, complete removal and then 8.7 beta to try and optimise stability (had to lower CPU OC to finally achieve this though). Each time I had to recreate my modded fan profiles. So once you have it installed make sure you re-create the modded fan profiles.
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Old July 21, 2008, 08:32 PM
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Dude I love your optimism, not a matter of "if", but "when"........very keen to see you do this.

These cards teraflop the behind of my Quad Core in Folding and just fly through the work units.
What? I tried folding with one of my 4870s and the output was pathetic, compared to the 4400+ ppd that my Quad used to pump...
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Old July 21, 2008, 09:09 PM
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Yeah unless there is a new ati gpu client, gpu folding is not worth the cpu cycles. Even my duo outfolds 2x3870.
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geuss I wont do FAH@home gpu based. I always did wanna bld like a 7-8 rack tower out of a bunch of salvaged p2-p3, in a round robin DNS or load balanced or basically a compute cloud using debian or actual REAL unix for x86 hardware. Sorry bout the slight change in topic though
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Well I got some weird results after the install:

3.15GHz, 8.6 Cat, stock 4850: 3DMark06=13712, SM2.0=5040, HDR/SM3.0=6125, CPU=4989

3.15GHz, Hotfix, stock 4850: 3DMark06=13828, SM2.0=5128, HDR/SM3.0=6133, CPU=5028

3.15GHz, 8.7Beta, stock 4850: 3DMark06=13827,

3.01GHz, 8.7 Cat, stock 4850: 3DMark06=13342, SM2.0=4795, HDR/SM3.0=6098, CPU=4788

3.15GHz, Hotfix, 4850 650/1050 (Fan@80%): 3DMark06=14211, SM2.0=5254, HDR/SM3.0=6381, CPU=5010

3.15GHz, Hotfix, 4850 700/1050 (Fan@80%): 3DMark06=14582, SM2.0=5451, HDR/SM3.0=6558, CPU=5020

Gaming was unstable at 3.15GHz with new 4850 and after trying many things (all 3 drivers, NB Volts, etc etc) I found backing of my OC was the only thing that worked. I think the NB was getting to hot with stock NB HS and causing instability.

I suppose it be reasonable to expect that SM2.0 and HDR/SM3.0 are directly correlated to OC and CPU score and thus lower final score for 3.01GHz with the 8.7 Cat. Will have to try FSB nudge again and see if stability is better.
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