580m vs 6990m Benches

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Shaden, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. Johnksss

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    that's because in that bench..i was just showing what "fully maxed out means":)
     
  2. Shaden

    Shaden Notebook Deity

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    Just sitting in my AC room actually ...

    I close the door, get the room nice and cold ... the Laptop sits close to by not ON the AC ... then used Hwinfo to crank max fans ...

    Sadly the heat isn't the issue, its the voltage :( I am really considering adding some resistors for a .05 gain ....

    But yea, I think I lucked into some awesmoe cards.... have not even repasted ...
     
  3. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    Sweet! Yeah no heat issues with my card either. Maxing out around 66C, although it is with a repaste using ICD24. I'd take you on if I had the same system as yours. I've never really been a multi-card setup kinda guy.
     
  4. Shaden

    Shaden Notebook Deity

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    Yea well, I am a big guy and I don't have a desktop but I demand the high end gaming experience so ... the m18x was perfection.

    was going to go Sager with 485 x 2 ... so glad I waited for the m18x .


    Now to fix the voltage on my cards ...
     
  5. daveh98

    daveh98 P4P King

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    Very nice temps. I LOVE the 580 temps. That means there is a LOT of room in those cards most likely once throttling is addressed/or IF...yikes;)
     
  6. bar-code

    bar-code Notebook Evangelist

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    Xeneize Notebook Deity

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    3D Mark has a Physx Block.... his PhysX aren't factoring in.....

    That said I always wonder ablut that myself... PhysX is part of Nvidia and as such shouldn't that factor in? it is part of the package...
     
  8. bar-code

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    hmmm i dont think so, i clearly can see his physix ticked in gpuz.

    My score jumps with physix ticked to about 2000 to 3000 depending unticked it drops, so 3d mark is not disabling it automatically according to my tests.
     
  9. Xeneize

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    Check out the release notes from Vantage...

    Edit: can't find them. Still looking. :)
     
  10. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    In 3DMark Vantage, I have the newest 1.1 patch. Which by default has the PPU option disabled. If I had it on, my CPU score would be in the region of 54k. Futuremark put this in in their newest patch to prevent nvidia bias. The previous patches did not disable it and thus produce very high (and wrong) results for nvidia cards. Check the results sections at the 3DMark website. Those with physx disabled with new i7's score around 20k, those with it on score about 50k. Physx does not affect the GPU score.

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    So even if Physx is enabled in my Control Panel, Vantage is set not to use it. If you really want, I can run it again for you with my Physx off. I will bet my laptop that the score will be the same.
     

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