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Old April 20, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Default 3-way SLI GTX 480 Test [Hardware.info NL]

Title speaks for itself. Also included are benchies of 5870 in triple X-Fire and 5970 in X-Fire.
The original article is in Dutch so here's the link for the Google translate doc:
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Old April 20, 2010, 10:24 AM
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The temperatures are rather interesting but not surprising at the same time
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Wow, still pretty high though, I like my Crossfire 5870s :) but when I run mine they dont go above 65c on 70% fan speed (other on 60%).

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Energy is kinda important to me... so seeing such a spread is just crazy.


I would really love to see a graph showing how well performance scales with energy use for these setups (performance/watt).
In most cases the 5970 XFire setup beats a two-card 480 SLI configuration, yet they draw considerably more power.
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Lmao insane in the membrain... I also like that graph :)
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well... that probably can go higher on a gpu synthetic benchmark -.- I bet you can push these over 1000w and some more when stress-testing + overclocking.
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Wow that heat and power usage rapes all, the new KING in every aspect.

Even with that much power it stills loses ground in a few games.

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It's certainly scaling pretty well though from single to 2-way to 3-way. That power consumption is nuts though. Haha
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nice. so above 1920 go for gtx 480, 1920 and below stay with ati. i would love to see the number of folks who actually do game at those resolutions(above 1920)
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so 4-way is a easy 1200W. I think I've seen that in trubutar's videos.
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