Originally Posted by vrod2028
HAHAHAH LMAO My OC'ed X800 beats out the OC'ed 6800go GDDR3 by a landslide! There goes Andrepeterhill's prediction out the window!
It would appear so, I have to admit I'm surprised and slightly disappointed with the apparent performance of this GDDR3 6800Go from NVidia/Clevo, NVidia had apparently claimed (although not officially) that they were going to be releasing a 450MHz (stock) clocked version of the 6800Go with 600/1200MHz (stock - officially) clocked GDDR3 memory and my prediction of 5,500 3DMarks in 3DMark '05 was based (as I made clear) on that assumption.
Well, it seems that either NVidia or Clevo have failed to deliver (that or the 450MHz core speed was only ever a media beat-up), it sounds like the core may in fact be little/no different and that the performance increase is due to a combination of cooler, faster memory and perhaps better cooling/thermal design overall.
It's important to note though that the later (currently BETA) NVidia drivers make a huge difference to 3DMark '05 scores, 20% difference in the case of the Rev. 1 6800Go (which has enabled some owners of these cards to score 4,100-4,200 3DMarks). If the v71.20 drivers were used by Adam in the same benchmarks for the Rev. 2 card I'd expect to see a 3DMark '05 score closer to 4,500.
So anyway, what I was hoping for was not to be - I guess I'll have to wait a little longer for the next round of GPUs to be released for the 9860.
I also want to say to Karma that I apologize for what I said to you in the other thread yesterday morning, I was tired after a late night and I was unnecessarily harsh, and coarse in what I said. I regret the things I said to you, I exhibited my own pride and disdain on that occasion and labeled you far worse than I believe you are - for that I truly apologize.
All that said and done it would be interesting to see if the core of the revision 2 card can be pushed any higher, coupled with later drivers I think the scores in Adam's review should be able to be improved upon, perhaps even quite a bit - I guess we'll have to wait till one of us gets our hands on one to try it out.
vrod2028 those are very impressive results you've been posting with the MR X800,
- you deserve an uber-geek award for some seriously cool overclocking.