G73 5870 softmod to firepro 8800

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  1. smile_gerard

    smile_gerard Notebook Evangelist

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    Its been corrected, today i opened rivatuner and i noticed something. The core of our gpu is a RV770 so when i looked it up, the RV770 is used in a 4870 and also the firepro V8700. But at the same time the driver was already making progress so i decided to modify the driver and installed it as a V8700 instead of a V8800. The results were really similar almost identical. Here are my scores at 700/1000

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    3dmax 04 - 45.54
    catia 02 - 35.54
    ensight 03 - 58.21
    maya 02 - 215.25
    proe 04 - 42.09
    sw 01 - 93.47
    tcvis 01 - 35.62
    ugnx 01 - 55.83

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    catia-03 - 5.97
    ensight-04 - 3.19
    lightwave-01 - 18.48
    maya-03 - 34.04
    proe-05 - 3.10
    sw-02 - 19.22
    tcvis-02 - 13.62
    snx-01 - 19.75
     
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    S_M,

    I mainly use the G73 for Solidworks, do you think it is worth it to follow the V8700 route? I saw your post on guru3d and you mentioned that your previous benchmarks were done using a overclocks. So that would mean the 8700 driver id is much better then?

    Again you have been great help,

    Bryan d
     
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    smile_gerard Notebook Evangelist

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    Because previously when i did that my vbios i set it to 705/1100 on default clocks where else today i did it on 700/1000. The results i get is just a few fps different less then 5. But i would think the V8700 route would make more sense in our case. The difference is really very slight. In the past i did that because i would get gsod. Try the V8700 route if you know what changes to make. The process is the same just in the inf file you change the V8700 instead of the V8800. And maybe just edit the description of the patch script. But thats optional. Either way, both give almost the same performance.
     
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    If the changes are minimal then I will just stay with the v8800 driver id (2"+ of e- right?), as I will probably will not be working with models too high in complexity under solidworks anyway.

    Thanks S_M

    bryan d
     
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    smile_gerard Notebook Evangelist

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    I'll give it a run on SPECviewpref 11 when i get home. But as for SPECviewpref 10 the difference are too little to be noticed. I just wish UVD would work..
     
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    smile_gerard Notebook Evangelist

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    Here's the updated scores when run as a V8700

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    3dmax 04 - 45.54
    catia 02 - 35.54
    ensight 03 - 58.21
    maya 02 - 215.25
    proe 04 - 42.09
    sw 01 - 93.47
    tcvis 01 - 35.62
    ugnx 01 - 55.83

    SPECviewpref11

    catia-03 - 5.97
    ensight-04 - 3.19
    lightwave-01 - 18.48
    maya-03 - 34.04
    proe-05 - 3.10
    sw-02 - 19.22
    tcvis-02 - 13.62
    snx-01 - 19.75

    Generally very slight improvement over all. When i say slight i mean like faster by 1 or 2 frames compared to running as a V8800

    btw thx for the +rep bryan_d
     
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    smile_gerard Notebook Evangelist

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    I was informed there was an error in the guide regarding the device ID in the patch itself. It was said that the device ID had to be swapped so instead of 68 A0, it was A0 68. But weirdly, i didn't swap mine and it still worked fine. I did try to swap it and i still had the same results. So it is kind of odd, but nvm as long as it works :)
     
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    Just wanted to give an update, currently there are newer drivers but as of now there hasn't been any word of a new patch script. The current patch script will install onto the newer drivers but with no performance gain. I'll continue to check the guru3d forums every now and then...
     
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    I do not think you will be able to softmod the 5870MR into a V8800, which corresponds to a 5870 desktop. I am actually actually the first who have asked if it is possible to do so on Guru3D if you would look a few pages back in that thread, and I tried as well, it didn't give much of a performance boost, and result in many problems as well, such as photoshop crashing, 3ds max crashing when using opengl rendering etc.

    IMO, the only proper way to do it is to use the M7820 (which is the card corresponding to 5870MR) driver AMD provided for HP and do a patchscript for it, but up till now it seems that no one is interested in doing so. Nevertheless, firepro M7820 is actually not expensive at all unlike quadros, it's only around 400USD for the MXM version, which is only around 50 dollars more than 5870MR.
     
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    I'm gonna buy a laptop with Mobility 5870, though not G73.
    I'm quite interested in turning it into a firePro card.
    I use both 3ds max and maya. Curious about why the chart shows 3ds max only gets double performance boost, whereas maya gains almost 8 times.

    Also find myself quite lost in Guru3D.com forum.
    So I'll appreciate if you keep us informed here for any future progress.

    Many thanks sincerely.
     
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