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EVGA sets 3DMark world records

EVGA sets 3DMark world records

Shamino and k|ngp|n have helped EVGA post top scores in all 3DMark Vantage categories.

If you thought that a single Nvidia GTX 480 was a ticket to energy bill related bankruptcy, how about running four in a single system? While you're churning through the kilowatts, at least you'll have a world record to keep you company.

At least, that's what happened with EVGA, which has just set a new record for 3DMark Vantage using a quartet of its EVGA GTX 480 graphics cards configured for quad-SLI in an EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard.

The chart-topping scores posted by the rig were the work of veteran overclockers Peter "Shamino" Tan - who had a hand in the design of the motherboard - and Vince "k|ngp|n" Lucido, who teamed up in Detroit with a bunch of EVGA hardware and some liquid nitrogen to see what the company's hardware could really do.

Looking at the figures posted during the tests, the results are pretty impressive: in Performance mode, the EVGA rig blew past the competition to romp to the top of the leaderboards with a massive 60,758 3DMarks - more than 4,000 3DMarks higher than the previous leader. The speed gains from quad-SLI and a bit of overclocking are reflected throughout the figures, with the team scoring 114,668 3DMarks using Entry mode, 49,811 3DMarks using the High mode, and 38,691 3DMarks using the Extreme mode.

It's an eye-opening achievement, but with each card drawing up to 341 watts according to our figures it's not something that will win the company any eco-points - not to mention the impressive heat output we recorded during our testing. Perhaps that liquid nitrogen wasn't just there for show.

Are you impressed at the scores that EVGA have been able to post on the 3DMark Vantage tests, or are you disappointed that it has taken four of Nvidia's latest and greatest cards to make it to the top of the leaderboards? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Autti 5th May 2010, 09:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by article
are you disappointed that it has taken four of Nvidia's latest and greatest cards to make it to the top of the leaderboards
Thats a bit of a loaded question, you can't exactly get the world record with two or even three cards, it is after all, a world record.

But yeah, ridiculous power draw i wonder if they used 3 PSU's?
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 09:56 Quote
Let's sit back and wait for the ATi fangirls to start to pull this to pieces.
Mankz 5th May 2010, 09:57 Quote
TBH, do most people really care about super overclocking these days? The top end hardware required to compete cost such a ridiculous amount i think its time and mass appeal has come and gone..
Pete J 5th May 2010, 10:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
TBH, do most people really care about super overclocking these days? The top end hardware required to compete cost such a ridiculous amount i think its time and mass appeal has come and gone..
It's nice to see the results regardless. But yeah, it's not like you're going to be able to run it 24/7 or use the system to play your latest game.
lp1988 5th May 2010, 10:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by crazyceo
Let's sit back and wait for the ATi fangirls to start to pull this to pieces.

nope, no need to stepping further on their current range of GPU's they are doing it pretty well themselves :)
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 11:09 Quote
Yes, the Nvidia record above does speak for itself!
MaverickWill 5th May 2010, 11:09 Quote
So, Team EVGA commence the willy-waving... again...
BlackMage23 5th May 2010, 11:55 Quote
Did it play Crisis?

(Sorry had to get that in there as someone was bound to say it sooner or later)
samkiller42 5th May 2010, 12:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by BlackMage23
Did it play Crisis?

(Sorry had to get that in there as someone was bound to say it sooner or later)

Yes, but only on a 15" display with a res of 1024*768.

Sam
rickysio 5th May 2010, 12:26 Quote
Heck sure it can play Crysis - it can even play you!
cgthomas 5th May 2010, 12:31 Quote
*waves willy - outrageously*
Yoy0YO 5th May 2010, 12:42 Quote
Wonderful! I now have a conclusive reason why my house lights dimmed.
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 12:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by MaverickWill
So, Team EVGA commence the willy-waving... again...

Fantastic.....haven't heard that in ages. Got locked up last time I tried it.
RichCreedy 5th May 2010, 13:08 Quote
[tongue in cheek] bet 2 radeon 5970's could beat it [/tongue in cheek]
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 13:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by RichCreedy
[tongue in cheek] bet 2 radeon 5970's could beat it [/tongue in cheek]

Would be interesting on the comparison though, along with 5870's.
RichCreedy 5th May 2010, 13:38 Quote
yes it would
hrtz_Junkie 5th May 2010, 14:51 Quote
In answer to you're question, yes 4 gtx 480's beet's quad fire 5970's into the ground,

Apparrently even 2 gtx 480's beet quadfire 5970's (even in stalker 3 traditionally an ati game).

It seem's that nvidea's enginears have finnally fixed sli scaling....

Bc2 see's 90% scalling over 2 gpu's as do many other apps and games, But in "call of pripiet" the scailing is even higher at %110 - %120.

I beleive this is because this gpu was built to scale massivlly in "supercomputer" enviroments using 100's off fermi cards. anything less than %90 scailing would have crippled fermi's abbillity in that respect.

It' seems like nvidea's new card is really a revolutionairy peice off kit, that is going to go from strength to strength.

Shame custom pc cant seem to understand why (esp when the retail boards are no hotter than a 4970 x2, a card that won the crazy but cool award no less despite being eclipsed by the gtx 295 in a much higher percentage off games)
Unknownsock 5th May 2010, 15:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by hrtz_Junkie
In answer to you're question, yes 4 gtx 480's beet's quad fire 5970's into the ground,

Apparrently even 2 gtx 480's beet quadfire 5970's (even in stalker 3 traditionally an ati game).

It seem's that nvidea's enginears have finnally fixed sli scaling....

Bc2 see's 90% scalling over 2 gpu's as do many other apps and games, But in "call of pripiet" the scailing is even higher at %110 - %120.

I beleive this is because this gpu was built to scale massivlly in "supercomputer" enviroments using 100's off fermi cards. anything less than %90 scailing would have crippled fermi's abbillity in that respect.

It' seems like nvidea's new card is really a revolutionairy peice off kit, that is going to go from strength to strength.

Shame custom pc cant seem to understand why (esp when the retail boards are no hotter than a 4970 x2, a card that won the crazy but cool award no less despite being eclipsed by the gtx 295 in a much higher percentage off games)

Of course 4xgts480's beat 2x5970's. The GPU is the equivelent to a gtx470/5850...
Now i'd love to see 4x5870's on LN, as they have alot more overclockability.

Considering how late Fermi is i aren't that impressed from a gaming point of view.

Although when the price comes into it, i can't see why anyone would buy one, unless they need 3D or Cuda..
thehippoz 5th May 2010, 15:39 Quote
they've been doing this for years now.. they put up a mods rigs page on evga couple years back, sort of like what you have on bit tech mods section so guys can parade around their systems

got the mods rigs tshirt and hat for being one of the first 200 on it.. that's ln2 overclocking it's nothing real world- they've been doing this for quite awhile

evga will only do nvidia as always.. has nothing to do with nvidia being the kings- it's kingpin who's been on the 3dmark leaderboard forever.. they were even making videos of kingpin back around the g80 launch having a truck filled with ln2 and a hose going into his house XD course shamino is the man but he's asian so whatever :o he only helps design their boards so they can handle ln2 without bugging out

he's like the monkey in the cellar
rollo 5th May 2010, 15:51 Quote
It's an impresive feat that's for sure
neocleous 5th May 2010, 16:10 Quote
No doubt an impressive feat but I think for the world record it should be a system that can be run unattended for a set period of time say 24 hours.

That would bring more ingenuity to the record attempt and people would have to think of clever ways to OC the rig to the max rather than dumping liquid nitrogen on it and cranking up the voltages.
HandMadeAndroid 5th May 2010, 16:33 Quote
That looks practicle
MaverickWill 5th May 2010, 17:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by neocleous
No doubt an impressive feat but I think for the world record it should be a system that can be run unattended for a set period of time say 24 hours.

That would bring more ingenuity to the record attempt and people would have to think of clever ways to OC the rig to the max rather than dumping liquid nitrogen on it and cranking up the voltages.

I can see it now!

"Team EVGA get their cocks out AGAIN, thanks to LN2 and a load of Red Bull"...
metarinka 5th May 2010, 17:17 Quote
these world record things are always done on hardware you can't afford with the most impractical and ugly rigs that wouldn't survive 2 hours without constant attendance (and sometimes still dont)

I'm guessing the retail price of the hardware is above $3,000 of which the actual OCer's didn't pay a cent, and I bet once they hit the high score they just noodled around then turned off the system.

It's not like you could actually use that setup for gaming. So really how much should we celebrate hitting high scores in artificial benchmarks?
rickysio 5th May 2010, 17:59 Quote
@metarinka

This is a battle of the e-peen, where logic plays no part.
Furymouse 5th May 2010, 18:08 Quote
Does nobody see the danger of willy-waving with ln2 around?
cgthomas 5th May 2010, 20:00 Quote
I think they got another world record in most frozen willies in a willy waving... Ehm overclocking contest
HourBeforeDawn 5th May 2010, 20:20 Quote
They need to make two world records, one that is 24/7 stable and one that is... well not.
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 22:32 Quote
Isn't it a shame when the topic itself is so boring that we all have conversations about cocks! (FacePalm)

What is the world cumming to!! (Oops!)
Thorgal 6th May 2010, 12:27 Quote
I'm just waiting and hoping for Ati to release a 5890 (And 5990 variant) and see that power-hungry, overheating 480 squashed :3
Arj12 6th May 2010, 16:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Thorgal
I'm just waiting and hoping for Ati to release a 5890 (And 5990 variant) and see that power-hungry, overheating 480 squashed :3

Me too! Can't wait to see ATI step up it's game and show it's true power =P
Mind you, I wouldn't mind them putting down the price of the graphics cards either =P
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