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Old 11-05-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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Talking [Team.AU] Rampage Extreme = WOW = TweakIt Addict, LN2 fun & PBs, records etc heh

G'day fellas
Team.AU strikes again! hehehe

Got into some benching this weekend with some groovy hardware. Maaaan how good is this motherboard. I seriously dont think i've ever had more fun with a board or testing a better motherboard EVER!. For those of you like myself who did not know about TweakIt feature Asus have on their boards you gotta get one of these things and try this. It's real time (hardware) based manual tweaking/adjustment of most voltage settings etc and FSB on the fly even during benchmarks or windows startup etc etc

This is seriously kick ass

I got the board recently and did some initial testing but being old school i was just using the bios to adjust settings. I met up with Derek Yu a few days ago and talked about this board so he asks me if i've used this TweakIt feature. i was like errrrm not yet but i'll give it a shot....damn i didnt really what i was missing out on :rofl:. I've seen a lot of benchers report that they die on LN2 a lot and some take CPUs as well so i'm keeing my fingers crossed it doesnt cause its impossible to find a reasonable CPU these days lol and while my chip is not a Q822A4xx it's not too bad.

This was my first bench session on LN2 with REX. I had a few tests on air to get an idea what the board can roughly do so i'll hopefully be able to improve on the scores. There were some issues with the OSes i used but i'm just to lazy to keep ghosting drives

It is really frustrating to find out that Rivatuner has the same problem in XP with dual cards like the issues I had with clocking of second 4870X2 card. I was basically forced to use CCC to OC the cards and max clocks were 1000/1200. You can see that i benched single card at 1090/1172 which would have most certainly made a big difference in all crossfire benchmarks


HARDWARE SETUP
  • Asus Rampage Extreme (1104 & 1104pi bioses)
  • Intel E8600 CPU (Q820A599) -153C CB
  • Corsair 2GB DDR3 1800MHz CAS7 Dominators (Micron)
  • 2x Asus Radeon HD4890 1GB GFX Card
  • 160GB IDE Hard Drive with Windows XP Sp2/Vista (light-ish)
  • 2x () Corsair Nautilus 500 Watercooling on GPUs and NB
  • Kingpin F1EE and Thermolab custom dinos22 pot
  • Corsair HX1000 1000W Power Supply

Thanks to Asus Australia for providing the board for testing

Many thanks to Felix from OnlineComputer.com.au for lending a couple of GFX cards for torturing

Here are a couple of shots from the last session. I didnt have camera handy to show the Thermolab pot in action sorry but it was great. i do however prefer F1EE. Maybe i'm just used to it but it's just a kick ass pot made by a kick ass OCer so that might have something to do with it too












I benched a few different tests i had weak points on hwbot. Just getting a feel for it still.

3DMARK2001SE
always enjoyable to bench '01
i had a fair bit of head scratching in the initial stages until i realised my PCI Express frequency was a bit too high (130MHz in Xfire)

Dual Card Crossfire Radeon HD4890 category world record
3DMARK01: 124,547 points
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Single Radeon HD4890 category world record
3DMARK01: 120,070 points

i stuffed up my LODs here so there was a lot more in it i think
i was pretty stoked to see ATI hit 120K with a single core card :up:
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3DMARK03
Dual Crossfire 4890s
123K run >> my GT1 is great, nature looks fine....but once again proxycon and troll are bad....it has to be something to do with my OS or software...surely i cant be suffering from that slow down BS we had issues with 4870X2s
i think judging by viss's run this should have been under ~140K
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3DMARK05

Dual Card Crossfire Radeon HD4890 category 2nd spot
3DMARK05: 43,281 points

Vivi's run is too much for my setup .....gotta get me one of them Q822A4xx chips hehheh
Really great benching from young Goddy
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Aquamark
Dual Card Crossfire Radeon HD4890 category 2nd spot
3DMARK05: 374,039 points

trailing Vivi here again........lack of MHz once again
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Single HD4890 category world record
3DMARK05: 354,145 points

Vivi must have had a problem with his run....i've shot past him by 4K even with 6.6GHz on his side...
i did however have much higher GPU clocks which will definitely help AM3 as well
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CPUz

6.6GHz

was a bit rushed/greedy and was jumping to 6640Mhz which had a corrupted file heh




PiFast

Time: 14.77s

i had a real problem with both of my XP OSes and i was forced to go to Vista to get a better score....really strange as i benched this one the first night .

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1M SuperPi

Time: 7.00s

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32M wPrime

Time: 11.762s (category world record)

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Gotta do some more tweaking now and find a GTX295 for some REAL 3DMARK2001 action

Until next time, keep "TweakIt"ing it hehe

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Old 11-05-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Nice... never used tweakit myself either.. much try then hehe

3dmark06 missing ??
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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Great going Dinos , i imagine theres more to come . Congratz onyour achievements.


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Old 11-05-2009, 04:22 AM   #4
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got to love the awesomeness that is rampage extreme.. really sweet clocks there mate personally i love the tweakit it helped alot when pushing last time my E8400 to 685fsb
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:06 AM   #5
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Great stuff dino
Cant wait to use mine
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:26 AM   #6
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thanks guys
all i need now is that magic CPU that solarfall has
those Q822A4xx chips give me a hard on hahah
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #7
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awesome stuff .. a very nice read
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:05 AM   #8
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thanks mate

hey eva i'm on a dual core
no point doing '06

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