X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

It seems that last week's ATI event in Ibiza produced an interesting example of one of the X1K range's biggest weapons; overclockability. An overclocker that goes by the name of Maki, apparently hailing from Finland, managed to use his magic on an X1800XT so that a single card outperformed a dual-wielding (not overclocked) SLI Geforce 7800GTX setup.

The creative Fin, managed to bring a regular 625MHz core and 1500MHz memory X1800XT card to the dizzying heights of an 877.5MHz core and memory clocking-in at 1980MHz. Before you rush of to throw USD600 ATIs way make sure you understand that to reach such levels of performance, you would need a steady supply of dry ice to keep your baby from setting your desk alight. The above mentioned setup, using an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 (clocked at 3617.5 MHz), achieved the impressive score of 12278 in 3Dmark05, a score that beats the SLI dual Geforce 7800GTX setup using the same processor.

This victory is not immediately significant to prospective ATI owners but is a positive comment on the potential of the R520 chip which appears to be just as, if not more, flexible as its predecessor. The latest news from the ATI camp even suggests that the X1800XT can reach 10k+ in 3DMark05 with conventional air powered cooling.
The biggest proble of the X1800XT however, is that it is still not available while the Geforce 7800GTX, for example, is.

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X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

yes i know this is my 3rd post in like 5 mins but i have to say that overclocking results do matter cos it gives u some idea of the roof they can reach to just like the 78000gtx that game pre overclocked we will see 1800xts pre overclocked in time so it DOES MATTER!

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

Speed maybe the potential, but OCing your videocard means you better OC that CPU too, otherwise it's going to bottle neck. So not only do you have to shell out $499 and another insane amount for a good cooling system, fork over another $1000 for either the FX-57 or X2 4600+ and.And what about performance? In today's games, once you hit 60FPS or higher, that's it. We can't tell the difference between 60FPS or 300FPS. Why should it matter? And don't automatically assume great performance now equals great performance later, I had an FX5600 that ran Doom 3 on medium at 1024x768 and it was constantly getting 45-60FPS and to be honest, the FX5600 wasn't too good.

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

You people make me laugh long time..ATI..NVIDIA sucks..NVIDIA rules ATI sucks..BLAH BLAH BLAH..What you people need to understand is who has the best card/price ratio..If its Nvidia one month then go with them if that means saving $150..Also..Just be damn lucky there are 2 card makers otherwise a Geforce778800 or whatever would cost you like 1k or ATI x1800 so on and so forth..So quit your b***hing already.

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

Wow, i dont really believe this, what if the nvidia cards were overclocked, this test was flawed. I have seen SLI in action and i highly doubt one ATI card can beat 2 SLI cards by nvidia, ya you can overclock ATI but why didnt they overclock the nvidia cards....plus if you overclock your dumb...you kill your warranty, and cause bad resistances on the board, so your board wouldnt last to long with overclocked stuff. Poor test. Ya ATI might be good with windows, but Nvidia pwns in ATI in linux.

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

This benchmark is absolutely pointless, because:- the ati card was massively oced, while the 7800s were left @ stock.- two gtx in sli get a much higher score with an fx57 clocked that high, which leads to the conclusion (which is confirmed by other hardware magazines) that the reference sli score was achieved using a stock amd fx57 (Sandiego; 2,8ghz) instead of that 3,6ghz+ monster.-a single gtx pushed to its limit scores 11951 in a similar system which is only 300 marks less than the x1800 achieves which shows both cards are nearly equal in 3dmark performance when pushed to their limits-the current record of gtx sli oc is 17433, while i have yet to see a +fire benchmark of the x1800 @ stock, not to mention a massively oced +fire setup...the r520 and g70 design offer similar performance and can be described as equal to each other. however, the g70 is more quiet and sucks less power than the r520. furthermore it has been available since the launch 3 months ago, while a x1800xt is still hard to get. due to the higher availability, nv can sell the cards cheaper, which makes them the winners in this round of the graphics war.

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

you mention that ati and nvidia are equalbut ati has the video decoders onboard the video card now, that look sweetalso, ati's kick nvidia in most test, plus ati's are on new drivers, just wait 2 months and see who's winingalso, nvidia cheated, so nvidias scores are pointless, as what many sites have said, the cheat nvidia did, is like, AF isn't on at all even when you put it 16X

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

what about harddrive? maybe raid 0 would be a good idea to speed things up a bit?hairdieat 8:22 18/10/2005err i actually own a 6800gt and i HATE it its crap and yes i do have a rewally fast cpu and ram so its not held back so whats a make me a nvidiotatifanboy :)

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

HAHAHA...ANOTHER POINTLESS ATI VS NVIDIA GRAPHIC CARD WAR. YOU PC GAMERS ARE LOSING GAMES BECAUSE IDIOT LIKE ATI & NVIDIA CONSTANTLY UPGRADING TO THE LATEST & THE GREATEST HARDWARE. NEXT GEN CONSOLE WILL STEAL ALL YOUR PRECIOUS GAMES AND CONSOLE WILL DOMINATED OVER PC GAMES. THIS WILL BE THE DAY WHEN GAMES NO LONGER EXIST ON PC! HAHAHA...ARGUE ALL YOU WANT LOSER! YOU ARE LOSING MORE GAMES.

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

The point is, besides the overclocked difference here that ONE card built by ati beat out Nvidias best card, the best card they can possibly make at this point in time. Not just one but two of Nvidias best cards they can possibly make at the moement were snuffed out by one of ATIs.

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

PC GAMES SUCK! TOO MUCH FPS, RTS, AND ALL OTHER BORING ASS MMORPG CRAP. WHERE IS YOUR RACING GAME...OH YOU GOT NON NOW EA PORT THEIR RACING GAME TO CONSOLE. SOON XBOX360 WILL STEAL ALL YOUR FPS GAMES. PC WILL LEFT WITH BORING ASS MMORPG AND CRAPPY RTS. YOU d**kHEAD CAN ARGUE ALL YOU WANT ABOUT WHICH GRAPHIC CARD PWN OTHER GRAPHIC CARD, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS CONSOLE IS STEALING PC GAMES....HAHAHA PC GAME IS DEAD AND CONSOLE IS TAKING OVER!

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

hAhaz nvidias haah u get pwnzzd single one ati card beats crap out of 2 7800gtxs hahaa pwnzzeord!!! all u stupin nivida fangirls liik my balls hahah u all ge pqwnd by ati ajhhhah i knew it ati wins they always do and nvidia is gay hah pwnzzord!!zz1z!!!@211!! hahaQ122QWw12@@ha retard nuvuda hahaa pwnzd xord hahahaaaaa ati pwnz j000 hahashaaga

X1800XT Beats SLI With 2 7800GTXs

VV that guy's right! you d**kheads need to stop pretending one card's good overclock means everything to ATI. let's see, the X1800 was overclocked the $%&&$ out of, against STOCK 7800's. if you look at other benchmarks3dmark actually performs better on ATI cards because it is Direct3D. Nvidia will perform slightly less in Direct3D, but %&% OWN in OpenGL, which is what Doom 3 is written in.the real truth is, the X1800's are just.. even with the 7800's at stock.and this is after the 7800 had already been out for MONTHS!just.... stop being so retarded... ATIDIOTS!

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