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HiVizMan
12-08-2012, 01:07 PM
What I did was take some of Darmauls hard work and incorporate it into my method. And that is the method I will be using for this challenge from now on. So you could more accurately say the final method or ER is actually both our our ER.

I will post up the front page and do confirm that you guys no longer need to worry about a changing method. :D

Xrkc6x
12-08-2012, 01:13 PM
Ill post my results this noon/night.... :-P I had lot of things to do last weeks cause after 2 years an a half of living together we broke up and today she came back to italy so I'm not too happy guys but ill try to use my free sad time with the beast :-)

Sorry to bother u I just need to take out the words :-)

Ok let's back to oc :-)

graphic
12-08-2012, 04:45 PM
cpu and vrm watercooled
2 x 120 gig intel ssd's in raid
16 gig gskill 2133mhz
2 x evga 04G-P4-2686-KR, stock, not yet water cooled :P
antec 1200w psu


14700
14701

Rockford
12-08-2012, 05:49 PM
Very nice..

Welcome graphic..

Xrkc6x
12-08-2012, 09:06 PM
ok guys here we go, i've been playing a bit in:

Single Way
2xway SLI
3xway SLI

RIG:
Asus Rampage IV Extreme, BIOS version 3101
i7_3820 @ 4625.0Mhz on Water
32Gb TridentX 1866 @ 2000Mhz
3xGTX680s FTW on Air Cooling
2x256gb OCZ Vertex4 RAID 0

SINGLE WAY

Vantage --> Click (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4442900)

14720

Unigine

14721

2xWAY SLI

Vantage --> Click (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4442934)

14722

Unigine

14723

3xWAY SLI

Vantage --> Click (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4442727)

14724

Unigine

14725

so it is really interesting how the scores changing using 1x 2x or 3x..... no so big margin between 2x and 3x...

anyway challenging for 1card, dual cards and open category :)

hope everything is good :)

Dartmaul
12-09-2012, 11:34 AM
Add this (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=191165&viewfull=1#post191165) to open category:D

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 11:42 AM
Add this (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=191165&viewfull=1#post191165) to open category:D

That should be with dual graphic card no? Ma I wrong? Even better i guess :-)

Dartmaul
12-09-2012, 12:10 PM
This submission is over 50k vantage CPU score.

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 12:15 PM
This submission is over 50k vantage CPU score.

Ops! U right! Sorry mate ;-) still need to learn!

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 07:12 PM
ehi guys i have disabled the PPU and i have managed to have the following score:

Click (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4444963)

so at this point... using the GPU for Physics, am i supposed to be disabling that or not? i mean, i don't think the score will be changed cause we are using opnly the GPU score and not the total on vantage... but just in case to learn :)

thanks!

Rockford
12-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Thats a impressive cpu score..

How did u get it so high?

yours> 84000

Mine is only 52300, and higher clocks

please, enlighten me.. ;o)

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Thats a impressive cpu score..

How did u get it so high?

yours> 84000

Mine is only 52300, and higher clocks

please, enlighten me.. ;o)

easy mate, just go on "options" and remove the "pin" on the checkbox "Disable PPU", in this way you will use your Physics GPU power instead of the CPU during the 2nd CPU test. you can also have a look to the description of the 2nd CPU test, it is explained there.
Anyway that's why i was asking if this can be done or not, for example if i submit the score in this way, futuremark website will say "not valid score" because of the usage of my 3xPhysics GPU...

in this challenge i think it doesn't make any difference cause based on what i understood we are only using the GPU score ;)

Rockford
12-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Ok, i knew there was something like that..

But i wasn't sure..

viz, viz,viz..

is this a valid tweak at the bot??

Cant be??

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 08:05 PM
Ok, i knew there was something like that..

But i wasn't sure..

no way that i can have a score like that with my 3820 ;)

Rockford
12-09-2012, 08:24 PM
rules at the bot..

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 08:26 PM
rules at the bot..

thanks.... questions: what does it mean "driver finetuning" and what is the meaning of disable subtests??

thanks!

Menthol
12-09-2012, 09:26 PM
Vantage options disable subtests the last tests, just shortens the time to run the benchmark.
Driver fine tuning is changing options in your drivers for different benchmarks, games, same as game profiles. Nvidia Inspector has set profiles for games and benchmarks, a good place to start, pretty much all you can do with Nvidia. For bot and this Challenge you have to let your CPU do the physix. Ya trying to learn tweaks can be frustrating and take many restarts and experimenting, what Viz is trying to teach us I believe.

Menthol
12-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Ok got my video card problem straightened out, pcie power was going out on my power supply, all my graphics cards died last night. Put my old power supply back in and I'm cooking with crisco, firing on all cylinders, what ever you young guys would say

Menthol
12-09-2012, 09:35 PM
ROG December VGA Challenge 12/9/12
Hardware
M/B = RIVE Bios = 1005
CPU = 3930K C2 Water Cooled @ 4840 MHZ
RAM = Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB @ 2196MHZ
GPU = GTX 680 X1 Water Cooled @ 1489 MHZ
GPU = GTX 680 X2 Water Cooled @ 1489 MHZ
Single GPU Run
My James Bond Unigine run = 2480.007 had a higher score but didn't save it
14781
Vantage 44874
14782
Dual GPU
Unigine = 4654.952
14783
Vantage = 59546
14784

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 09:38 PM
Vantage options disable subtests the last tests, just shortens the time to run the benchmark.
Driver fine tuning is changing options in your drivers for different benchmarks, games, same as game profiles. Nvidia Inspector has set profiles for games and benchmarks, a good place to start, pretty much all you can do with Nvidia. For bot and this Challenge you have to let your CPU do the physix. Ya trying to learn tweaks can be frustrating and take many restarts and experimenting, what Viz is trying to teach us I believe.

thanks man!, so i assume i can dwn drivers for bench and profile? i will try look on google, also, thanks about the exp, yep i agree with you about learning :)

Dartmaul
12-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Using Nvidia GPU for CPU physx test is an old trick. And since we've got 50k CPU score cap it harms to overall ER.

But I found out something that helps) (For 6-core CPU users)

Vantage GPU score and Unigine score scales from CPU frequency but not from amount of CPU cores (at least 4 or 6 cores makes no difference)
But using all 6 cores for Vantage limits the max CPU frequency since CPU score is capped.
Just set affinity for Vantage process to 5 cores and run CPU on any frequency)

Menthol
12-09-2012, 09:50 PM
A few things I have learned so far
A power supply failing can lead you to believe there are other troubles, when it dies it is much simpler to diagnose. First my Graphic cards wouldn't overclock as well, it was gradual so I didn't catch that it was power supply, then crashed playing a game on defaults, then powered on pc and got the 3 beeps and no video, was obvious then.
Unigine bot version will bring your GPU to it;s knees compared to Vantage. Spent hours today trying driver versions, GPU overclock settings and driver settings.
For my system, my GPU's overclock better up to driver 306.97, but I can't setting the LOD bios won't work for Vantage, I thought it was before, I may be wrong.
The best settings I have for Vantage and Unigine with driver 306.97 is the DEFAULT Nvidia Inspector profiles for each.
Driver version 310.70, which allows LOD adjustment, won;t allow as high a GPU overclock, at least for me, it is later in the day, a little higher temps.
Last thing is it's not cold enough where I live to overclock any higher without some type of extreme cooling.

Menthol
12-09-2012, 09:53 PM
If someone is willing to share some tricks or tweaks please PM me, I would appreciate any help, I think I am at the end of my overclocking with out better cooling at this point.

Menthol
12-09-2012, 09:59 PM
Dartmaul,
Thanks my friend for sharing that, would never have figured that out. Leaving out of town this week, I will definitely give that a try

Rockford
12-09-2012, 10:07 PM
Vantage..

stable cpu OC
stable ram
Good cooling for gpus (so you can push it)
A good psu
Fast ram
Overall a solid and well functioning system

Radeon 79 series O.C O.D

Crash> Horizontal lines= gpu ram, to little ram juice, or 2 high ram overclock/voltage (ratio)
> Freeze, or frame lag> To high gpu ram overclock
Black screen> gpu crash, it prob wont go higher on you cooling..
Blue screen> never had, so i dunno what that is.. ;o)
Artifacts> You pushing it close to the limit of that specimen, take caution, if running a hot gpu..

The cooler the chip, the more you can push it, before you getting the artifacts.. Some chips are good, other are bad..

Things that score>

Gpu ram OC = score
Mobo ram OC = score

A high gpu mhz doesn't always mean a better score, if it throttle.. you degrade your score. Same for cpu..

Gpu ram OC, overclocked to high, score degrading..

A mighty fine gpu driver, that works best for your system..



Tips> Have 2 win accounts..

Account 1> 24/7 account.. visually looking good, many progs, functions running
Account 2, the doom account>

win power-plan> High performance
Win , adjust for best performance, disable aero and all that
Minimal processes running
Only the things you need, for benchmarking (easy access)

reg at futuremark (free account)..

Vantage Tweaks??> Old School Acid.. and kickass cooling

I just launch.........

Menthol
12-09-2012, 10:44 PM
Good evening X Pack
I've been spinning my wheels on my overclock, power supply had me going in circles, a lot of wasted time and a pile of hand written notes that aren't any good. Power supply out I'm ok again. I am not finished with the challenge yet.
Old skool acid OK, although old skool for me is probably different than for you.
Cooling is what it is for me, maybe a cooler with ice.
You my friend are the coolest guy here

Xrkc6x
12-09-2012, 11:38 PM
i have been running today and yesterday many benchmarks, results are too many to be posted but i have observed that the OC margin that you have with less GPUs is going up while it is dramatically going down with more GPUs, i will try to give it a sense and understand the complexity of OC 3xgtx680 :)

Dartmaul
12-09-2012, 11:49 PM
X Pack thank you for explanation of different issues with 7970, very useful.

Also about 2 win profiles: I use another way.
When I wanna bench I just run msconfig and set there "Diagnostics startup" option. it disables all autoruns and services. Then I just restart my PC and it's fast as lighting. (Don't forget to enable Futuremark Systeminfo service otherwise 3Dmark wouldn't start).

Also few words about Unigine:
While getting very close to your VGA's limit some micro lags can appear. They aren't very annoying but harm the score very much. There's a "self control" method I use to track down this crap: choose few points in the test (I use 2 moments when scenes are changing, at the beginning between 2 and 3 and closer to the end (don't remember exactly but somewhere around 18-19)) and remember how much average FPS you have at that moment. If you have increased you VGA's frequency and avg FPS hasn't raised that means you aren't stable enough to run on these settings.

Rockford
12-10-2012, 12:41 AM
Good evening X Pack
I've been spinning my wheels on my overclock, power supply had me going in circles, a lot of wasted time and a pile of hand written notes that aren't any good. Power supply out I'm ok again. I am not finished with the challenge yet.
Old skool acid OK, although old skool for me is probably different than for you.
Cooling is what it is for me, maybe a cooler with ice.
You my friend are the coolest guy here

coolest..

I just watched a film about Polars (documentary)..Polar bears a summer odyssey.......

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/polar-bears.html

Take a look at at custom h2o cooling.. I think i speak for the h20 enthusiasts in here, when i say.... never, never will go back to air again..
And its great fun..

i am past 40... so...

Did your psu die?

Rockford
12-10-2012, 12:44 AM
X Pack thank you for explanation of different issues with 7970, very useful.

Also about 2 win profiles: I use another way.
When I wanna bench I just run msconfig and set there "Diagnostics startup" option. it disables all autoruns and services. Then I just restart my PC and it's fast as lighting. (Don't forget to enable Futuremark Systeminfo service otherwise 3Dmark wouldn't start).

Also few words about Unigine:
While getting very close to your VGA's limit some micro lags can appear. They aren't very annoying but harm the score very much. There's a "self control" method I use to track down this crap: choose few points in the test (I use 2 moments when scenes are changing, at the beginning between 2 and 3 and closer to the end (don't remember exactly but somewhere around 18-19)) and remember how much average FPS you have at that moment. If you have increased you VGA's frequency and avg FPS hasn't raised that means you aren't stable enough to run on these settings.

Thanks for the advice Dart..

and i think the best thing is..

Having a bench computer..

But i have found out the hard way..

Once u got one, you start to like it more than your 24/7 machine.. And soon you got drives packed, and using it 24/7..

Menthol
12-10-2012, 01:37 AM
Yes a while back I thought one of my video cards went bad, it was a new power supply I bought that was crap.

Rockford
12-10-2012, 02:10 AM
i know the feeling..

Twice in a row, i have installed new computers, with a faulty gpu..

HiVizMan
12-10-2012, 09:44 AM
Ok, i knew there was something like that..

But i wasn't sure..

viz, viz,viz..

is this a valid tweak at the bot??

Cant be??


LOL physics has to be disabled for the bot and it is for that reason that the newer versions of the benchmark had Physics disabled as default.


For this challenge both benchmarks have to be run at the default settings of the applications. You cannot go into the application itself and make any changes except to select which tests you run. Nothing else may be changed. :)

Dartmaul
12-10-2012, 10:03 AM
Did someone tested vantage with 5 cores?

HiVizMan
12-10-2012, 10:16 AM
The greater the number of cores the better your overall score will be outside of this challenge, in other words the benchmark works better with more cores. But the tweak of only running enough cores to get the frequency high for the throughput on the graphics card is very good. For this challenge.

8 Pack
12-11-2012, 12:06 AM
Here is my first attempt at this challenge.

Single GPU Restricted Class. Vantage. CPU and GPU on water. VRM's on board and GPU along with GPU memory on High powered fans.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9559/vantage1gpu.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/vantage1gpu.png/)

Single GPU Restricted Class Unigen X CPU and GPU on water. VRM's on board and GPU along with GPU memory on High powered fans.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/604/unigen1gpu.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/248/unigen1gpu.png/)

Open Class Vantage CPU on Single stage phase and GPU's all on water. VRM's on board and GPU along with GPU memory on High powered fans.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4445058

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3882/vantageo.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/vantageo.png/)

I hope I have included enough in this submission if you need more Hiviz just say!!! I also have an even better 3930K in hand now for the open class :D Also if the CPU frequency is the same and as is GPU can I use Ivy for my Unigen Single gpu restricted submission Hiviz??? If so I will redo Unigen on Z77 for restricted class. I ask as this is not stated in the rules.

Open Class Unigen to follow on Z77 format.

Menthol
12-11-2012, 02:53 AM
Thanks for sharing that last Vantage score 8 Pack

Rockford
12-11-2012, 02:55 AM
LOL physics has to be disabled for the bot and it is for that reason that the newer versions of the benchmark had Physics disabled as default.


For this challenge both benchmarks have to be run at the default settings of the applications. You cannot go into the application itself and make any changes except to select which tests you run. Nothing else may be changed. :)

R you saying i have been running with the wrong settings, for 2 years?, in Vantage??

I know nothing about the functions, and tweaks and all that

Rockford
12-11-2012, 02:57 AM
Nice ones 8 Pack..

Glad to see you joined..

HiVizMan
12-11-2012, 09:05 AM
Looking good there 8 Pack.

CPU has to be the same in both submissions. So if you do a Ivy then it must be Ivy for both.

8 Pack
12-11-2012, 09:26 AM
Thanks Guys.

Ok I get ya Hiviz. I will stick with X79 then for the minute and do some Ivy later.

Dartmaul
12-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Pretty good results here.
I have to use all the tricks I've figured out during last few days to get higher)
But gonna get my new card first...

8 Pack
12-11-2012, 02:39 PM
What card you going with Darth???

Arne Saknussemm
12-11-2012, 03:43 PM
Nice one 8 Pack....seems you were born for benching whatever.....weights and motherboards:D

8 Pack
12-11-2012, 04:51 PM
Thanks Arne. I am certainly tying to optimise all my benches and produce some good results. I have some great benchers within my team too to liase with. There is no substitute for experience and Hivizman and my book!!!

Dartmaul
12-11-2012, 08:12 PM
What card you going with Darth???
Reference Sapphire.
I've got really huge improvement since I've switched to H2O cooling. ~130MHz on GPU

Rockford
12-11-2012, 09:13 PM
Reference Sapphire.
I've got really huge improvement since I've switched to H2O cooling. ~130MHz on GPU

yes, and keep it below 35c max load, and it prob get a lot higher.. ;o)

You working those radeon great dart..

Dartmaul
12-11-2012, 09:19 PM
I've hit 40 degrees max on H2O. But that cannot be compared with 85 degrees on stock cooling.

Luumi
12-11-2012, 09:45 PM
Wow 8 pack that's quite extreme :P. Heh nice scores you got there.

Luumi
12-12-2012, 02:54 AM
Single card

Trying with one card this time, there's still some more room to get better score, but not much.

So, as always
Rampage IV Extreme, bios version 3204
Intel Core i7 3930k C2 @ 4963Mhz
32Gb G.Skill TridentX 2400 @ 2532Mhz
Radeon HD 7970 @ 1210 core/1925 memory on Vantage, 1887 on Unigine
2xCorsair force GTs in Raid-0
Enermax MaxRevo 1200W

3DMark Vantage
14829

Unigine Heaven
14830

Dartmaul
12-12-2012, 08:08 AM
I always get impressed by guys who get over 1900MHZ on gmem.

HiVizMan
12-12-2012, 02:29 PM
Will update the leader board today now that we have enough entries to make it work. Well done to all and especially the guys who have made improvements on their first submission.

TIP

Find your maximum VGA memory and then match your core frequency as best you can. A 100MHz VGA gain memory will score you more points than the 15 or 20 MHz drop in core frequency.

smokeintheeye
12-12-2012, 06:07 PM
14855 3DMark Vantage 1st go

HiVizMan
12-12-2012, 06:17 PM
Yeah will do for the challenge mate, post up a Unigine score and you are in. Welcome to the loony side of ROG.

Dartmaul
12-12-2012, 06:20 PM
Man, did you tried to overclock your hardware, at least a little?)

Also, if you want to take part in the challenge, you have to apply both Vantage and Unigine screenshots with some info about your hardware.

Xrkc6x
12-12-2012, 09:40 PM
thanks Boss for the suggestions... i have noticed that OC the memory is getting me more points that OC the gpu....

Zboe
12-13-2012, 12:27 AM
List of hardware used - See sig
Frequency of CPU and of GPU core and memory - CPU 5Ghz, GPUs 850/1050
Method of cooling - CPU H100, GPUs stock air

1488214883

Rockford
12-13-2012, 01:02 AM
Zboe..

I think thats the lowest vcore i have seen at 5,0 ghz..

Zboe
12-13-2012, 01:20 AM
Zboe..

I think thats the lowest vcore i have seen at 5,0 ghz..

I wish my voltage was that low, it's set for 1.52 though. CPUZ is showing my turbo clock but idle/step voltages.

Rockford
12-13-2012, 01:26 AM
haha. Ok..

welcome to the contest..

Henkenator68NL
12-13-2012, 05:09 AM
Is the leaderboard updated yet?Or is it still the first version?

Am thinking about having a few other tries... See if I can improve a bit.

@8pack - you being the pro bench man here... And ofcourse @ alll others:

Some bios setting questions:-

-speedsteep on or of-
-turbo on or of-
-hyperthreading on or of-
- C1E on or of

Whats your advice on memory? Overclock or go for lower timings at stockspeed or even underclock?Maybe some help on this side might help to improve.

Will greatly appreciate the help


Cheers

Henk

Xrkc6x
12-13-2012, 08:34 AM
I think it's the old mate cause my name is still now showing there :-)

Henkenator68NL
12-13-2012, 09:00 AM
I think it's the old mate cause my name is still now showing there :-)

And I have seen your submissions for the Challenge ...... You have earned your place in the leaderbord .. :D


Question for you: did you OC your RAM ?? And did it have a positive influence on your GPU score / Heaven??

I am trying ... but somehow if I OC the RAM the results go down ... ???? Any ideas??
RAM: CORSAIR CMD8GX3M2A2133C9 DOMINATOR PLATINUM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133

Later!

HiVizMan
12-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Will update today.

Dartmaul
12-13-2012, 10:00 AM
Some bios setting questions:-

-speedsteep on or of-
-turbo on or of-
-hyperthreading on or of-
- C1E on or of

Whats your advice on memory? Overclock or go for lower timings at stockspeed or even underclock?Maybe some help on this side might help to improve.

Will greatly appreciate the help


Cheers

Henk
Henk if you'll read the tread you find an answer, I've discussed these things.
EIST C1E and Turbo have no affection on highly loaded CPU so it doesn't matter.
In vantage it gains you around +35-40% CPU score. But it doesn't gains VGA score increase (I guess)

Memory should OCed as fast as possible. Try to find some balance between frequency and timings. Don't try to reach 2600MHz or run in on CL3 with 800MHz.
Play with CPU settings to reduce Vantage CPU score to be able to set more CPU frequency. Disable HT or just set Vantage affinity to 5 cores.

Xrkc6x
12-13-2012, 10:20 AM
And I have seen your submissions for the Challenge ...... You have earned your place in the leaderbord .. :D


Question for you: did you OC your RAM ?? And did it have a positive influence on your GPU score / Heaven??

I am trying ... but somehow if I OC the RAM the results go down ... ???? Any ideas??
RAM: CORSAIR CMD8GX3M2A2133C9 DOMINATOR PLATINUM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133

Later!

well mate... if i run a Vantege/Heaven with my RAM (the one on the signature) @1866 XMP enabled it will score less of 9% comparing with the same ram OC @2000 and XMP, also i have overvolted it as well, instead of using 1.5 in XMP i'm using 1.6v, also connected on the rive the power (floppy one) on the connector near the memory slots to give it more power... so i have tried also to OC to 2048 (roughly) and it changed of 11%, this is really interesting... i can think that you ahve no power enough to OC ram @ that freq? if you give me more info about the OC and settings you have on the ram i can give (or at least try to) you some suggestions based on my (little) experience :)

graphic
12-13-2012, 11:00 AM
thought i'd give it another go:)
will run pc on older settings 24/7
thanks guys :)
Category Dual GPU
Rampage IV Formula/BATTLEFIELD 3
vrm water cooled, see link bellow
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?11951-Asus-Rampage-IV-Formula&p=88934#post88934
cpu 3930k, water cooled, clocked at 4985 Mhz
2 x evga 04G-P4-2686-KR, stock, clocked at 1201Mhz
16 gig gskill 2133mhz, curentlly clocked at 2100mhz
by clocking my cards , my score got a bit better, think heat issues is holding me back,
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=195166#post195166

15026
15027

thanks HiVizMan and Dartmaul, hope my edited post is better, cheers

HiVizMan
12-13-2012, 11:37 AM
Graphic could you please download the Unigine version found in my OP mate. I need that version to be run thanks.

Dartmaul
12-13-2012, 11:50 AM
graphic@
Mate, please make out your submissions how it should be:

1) Category of your submission (Single GPU\ Dual GPU\ Open)

2) In the header of your post (before screenshots) post following information:
Mother board used and the way you cool it (standard stock\custom air\H2O):
CPU used and the way you cool it (standard stock\custom air\H2O):
GPU and it's amount used and the way you cool it (standard stock\custom air\H2O):
RAM used and the way you cool it (standard stock\custom air\H2O):

CPU frequency, RAM frequency, GPU and video memory frequencies.


3) Before every screenshot please post benchmark score you've got on this screenshot (post overall Vantage score and 2 subscores: GPU and CPU)
Few submissions as an example:
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=189201&viewfull=1#post189201
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=190501&viewfull=1#post190501
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=191543&viewfull=1#post191543


And also mate, you have CPU score over 50000, that means your submission is not valid for the contest.

graphic
12-14-2012, 08:59 AM
post edited, couldn't get rid of older screenshots?
thanks

Dartmaul
12-14-2012, 10:27 AM
post edited, couldn't get rid of older screenshots?
thanks
I also had a very nice submission with 50024 CPU score but Viz has declined it(

HiVizMan
12-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Please forgive my absence from this thread the last few days, I have been a bit busy with some extensive medical tests that meant I had to overnight. Once I have got my other commitments in order I will focus on this thread a whole heap more.

Menthol
12-15-2012, 04:20 PM
Hope all is OK

Xrkc6x
12-15-2012, 04:26 PM
Please forgive my absence from this thread the last few days, I have been a bit busy with some extensive medical tests that meant I had to overnight. Once I have got my other commitments in order I will focus on this thread a whole heap more.

U don't need to be sorry man! Take care!

Arne Saknussemm
12-15-2012, 06:48 PM
No worries HiVizMan...we know that botox treatment needs a couple of days to set in ;) keep well!

we can amuse ourselves looking at the next 3D Mark


http://youtu.be/jiFXAooGtgU

chrsplmr
12-15-2012, 08:01 PM
HiViz .. stay well .. 'we' Need you man .. almost as much as 'the special ones' in your life .. get your health in order ..
'we' will wait .. and those that do .. i am sure .. as myself .. will keep you in our prayers.

This is great .. This is one of the threads that makes my day .. daily. To see this progress and the brotherhood evolve ..
fills my heart with glee. Cudos to all that 'think forward'.c.

graphic
12-15-2012, 10:27 PM
your health comes first HiVizMan , above all else,
hope everything is ok

Henkenator68NL
12-16-2012, 04:04 AM
Dagmar/HiVizMan,

I hope all goes well my friend!

I know that medical tests - and the waiting for the results - drain loads of energy.

So I hope you get well soon!

Greetz
Henk

Menthol
12-16-2012, 08:02 AM
ROG December VGA Challenge
Hardware
M/B = RIVE Bios = 1005
CPU = 3930K C2 Water Cooled @ 5109 MHZ
RAM = Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB @ 2096MHZ
GPU = GTX 680 X2 Water Cooled @ 1500 MHZ
Vantage = 61011
15098
Unigine = 4802.458
15099

Arne Saknussemm
12-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Nice one Menthol!:cool:

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Finally a update.

15100

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Some huge improvements by many folks over the course of this challenge I have seen, outstanding guys. And a big welcome to some new faces really good that you guys are playing too. Lets keep the submissions rolling in.

Sinebrychof I think you forgot to disable Tessellation in your single card run my friend.

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 01:46 PM
And Grott I think you forgot to disable Tessellation in your dual card run as well. :D

Xrkc6x
12-16-2012, 01:55 PM
Looks like I have to play a bit more :-) which Boss, what about open?

Btw thx a lot for your work!

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Open is currently only two submissions I think. And one of them does not have a Unigine submission. So unless I have messed up and missed a entry, you are heading the Open class leader board. :D :D

Xrkc6x
12-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Hahaha well to be honest that's not a good news :-( it couldn't be more sad heading that table score just cause I'm "alone"... Pgfffff

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 02:20 PM
I will try and pull some kit out and give you a run for your money... Well might be a slow walk right now.

Zka17
12-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Wow, guys, you're doing really well here! I'm glad to see that some really nice results were submitted... and hope that some more will be submited before the end of this challenge...

Keep going! :cool:

Menthol
12-16-2012, 06:19 PM
Nice one Menthol!:cool:
Thanks Arne been putting a lot of effort into this

Menthol
12-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Don't put that leader board away just yet, I have a single card entry
ROG December VGA Challenge
Hardware
M/B = RIVE Bios = 1005
CPU = 3930K C2 Water Cooled @ 5109 MHZ
RAM = Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB @ 2096MHZ
GPU = GTX 680 X1 Water Cooled @ 1500 MHZ
Vantage = 46137
15108
Unigine = 2605.001
15109

Alex-Ro
12-16-2012, 06:42 PM
I'll post something tomorrow,i managed to get a gtx580,not just any gtx580,580 MATRIX Platinum :D

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 07:11 PM
Outstanding looking forward to it Alex. I think you are restricted to benching inside :D :D jk

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 07:33 PM
Oooo Things are getting tighter at the top.

Nice one Menthol.

15111

Dartmaul
12-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Tomorrow I'll get new 7970, if it will be good - gonna try to get on top)
(My current one isn't able to climb any higher)


PS since my CPU is damaged already, I have to set increased voltages. How far I can get without killing it? (On good H2O)

HiVizMan
12-16-2012, 07:49 PM
LOL as far as you are brave enough to try I think.

In English there is a saying, "how long is a piece of string?" Your question is a bit like that.

Dartmaul
12-16-2012, 10:47 PM
In Russian it's "No one captain does know the maximum depth of immersion of his submarine":D

Ok I'll rephrase the question: Is it safe enough to run 3930k on 1.6V vcore on a short period of time under good H2O cooling and pretty low ambient temperature?)

Anyway, after I've managed to get money-back for a 7970 that was dropped to the flour, bended and actually died after short circuit that was caused by drop of coolant... I'll have no problem to exchange the CPU)

"What? I don't know, yesterday everything was fine and today my PC hasn't started."
(The most honest eyes and best poker-face ever)

Menthol
12-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Oooo Things are getting tighter at the top.

Nice one Menthol.

Thanks Boss, been working it, if nothing else I have learned so much on the ROG forums and gained some new friends, that is what life is all about. Thanks to you and all on the ROG, I hope you all have a great Christmas and a prosperous new year.

HiVizMan
12-17-2012, 02:16 PM
Yeah with out doubt you have improved the most of all the scores. And that is a treat to see. You are not done yet mate. Your Unigine can still be improved I know this. Just use the same frequency and that means you do not have to re run Vantage. Remember only the GPU processor frequency has to be the same for both benchmarks. Nothing else. :o

Arne Saknussemm
12-17-2012, 02:45 PM
:( Had no bench-time to sit and play for this contest in the end....might get some this weekend *crosses fingers*.....have any tips and tricks been sent out?

Luumi
12-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Some update. Went out to do benching, although my card scaled horribly with temperature compared to what dartmaul and x-pack got. Single card attempts were just horrible and after 5 hours I stopped, since every time during the last few seconds of either 2nd benchmarks run I got no dvi signal crash. Got some crossfire update though.

Temps of the cards were about -2 to +4 during idle and about 35 to 37 maximum during load. I wasn't satisfied at all with the results and need to go out again this week to get those single card runs. No matter what voltage I used I got crashes in both unigine and vantage when I ran with single card.

Two cards

3Dmark Vantage 62694
15150

Unigine Heaven 5866.462
15151

Here you can see some of the temps when I started. Atleast AI Suite liked the cold temperatures ;).
15152

And of course ambient temperature. Say hello to Finnish winter.
15153

Alex-Ro
12-17-2012, 03:39 PM
3770K@5100(vantage,4800 unigine)
+
Asus matrix gtx580 platinum@1026/1275

Unigine heaven: 1976
3DMARK Vantage GPU score: 34822

HiVizMan
12-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Thanks Alex cool to have one more in the mix.


Leaderboard updated.

Xrkc6x
12-17-2012, 05:14 PM
really hope to play a bit this weekend or tonight it depends on time lol, pffff all my effort are useless can't have better scores for now.... i need to find out what i'm doing wrong :( anyway, this is a really good challenge to try and test therefore learn!

Alex-Ro
12-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Thanks Alex cool to have one more in the mix.


Leaderboard updated.

No problem,wated to ask if gpu freq impacts the eff score?I might pull a rabbit on this matrix and stick some cpu cooler and delta fan to it,i think 1100 mhz is possbile :)

HiVizMan
12-17-2012, 05:35 PM
This is not really a ER Alex - more like a handicap so each card has a factor that we use to balance the difference between cards.

Dartmaul
12-17-2012, 05:57 PM
Little offtop:
I've just got another one 7970
15179
Does someone knows what does this thing actually means? If it does means anything?
Old one is 71.7% and new one 81.3%

HiVizMan
12-17-2012, 06:00 PM
Means you spent ten minutes messing around with your new card when you should have been testing the OC in stead.

Means nothing. They would like us to think it does by I have had cards do 1325MHz on stock cooler that was indicated as being a bad clocker. LOL

Dartmaul
12-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Means you spent ten minutes messing around with your new card when you should have been testing the OC in stead.
Just wait for my friends, they should come to help me to move my bench table to the balcony)
-15 up there, it's gonna boost me in any way)
BTW I really hope that coolant wouldn't freeze inside rads, they could crack if it happens.

HiVizMan
12-17-2012, 06:31 PM
If the liquid is moving then no problem. Let it stand for too long and freeze solid then only problem. Just keep the system running on idle and all will be good.

Luumi
12-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Damn already -15 there in moscow Dartmaul :P. -15 temps should come later this week aswell so I will try some more then if it helps something. I just hate moving my system to our massive hall we got about 100 meters from the house. Spent 5 good hours last night there, will see what I'll get next time. Memory scaled well with the cold. 8gb modules at 2635 10-10-12-21! Hwbot highest 2011 memory 2640, so I'll see if running high ram frequency helps with the benchmarks.

Dartmaul
12-17-2012, 07:52 PM
8gb modules at 2635 10-10-12-21!
Holy f**k!!!!
BTW I'm pretty sure that it's a great achievement but really impressive is not the RAM but CPU's IMC.
You have an outstanding chip, my friend.


PS clear some space in your PM inbox.

I really hate this damn 100 messages cap, have to erase everything once every week

HiVizMan
12-17-2012, 07:55 PM
Indeed. But I can not say that as I am a mod. LOL

Luumi
12-17-2012, 08:12 PM
Indeed dartmaul, i got hwbots highest 3930k bclk aswell. I tried 2666 but the ram couldn't keep up with the frequency, so I'd really like to try with a proper 2666 kit and find out my IMC's limit. Hopefully santa visits me a couple days earlier and helps me to oc my cards. Got single card runs on both benchmarks but the gpu clock is not the same so can't use it as submission :p . Always got crash in the end of both benchmarks from time to time.

Alex-Ro
12-17-2012, 08:17 PM
What modules are that ?2635 10-10-12 is AMAZING,trcd 10 at 2600+.... U sure it's not a bug in cpu-z :D?

Luumi
12-17-2012, 08:20 PM
No, the same settings which I use for 24/7, which were set in bios. The ram is G.Skill TridentX 2400 (4x8) 10-12-12-31 2N. Loosening timings didn't actually help with frequency at all, so I just kept the same timings.

Dartmaul
12-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Hopefully santa visits me a couple days earlier and helps me to oc my cards.
15191
Ho ho ho, take your 2666 ram and live your cards alone!

Luumi
12-17-2012, 09:30 PM
Haha nice Dartmaul :D .

Xrkc6x
12-18-2012, 12:33 AM
ahahahah thats cool!!! i wanted to do mine too like that but i didn't have mem sticks lol

Menthol
12-18-2012, 01:48 AM
Arne,
As far as I know all tips were discussed in the forum. I am just using the Nvidia Inspector profiles, and killing OS processes, I don't know what else to do except overclock my cards as much as possible. I get a lot of lock ups and Red or Black screens and restarts.
X Pack kept telling me, it's your temps it's your temps, going outside in southern California doesn't lower temps so I had to bring some cold weather inside with an ice chest full of ice and a rad inside. I was shocked at how fast a couple of overclocked graphic cards can melt 40 lbs of ice. A couple failed attempts, a couple successful runs and all the ice is melted. I will give it another shot this weekend if I have time, and try and remember to submit the Unigine to HWbot, I can improve my scores there also. I am very happy with my results from my red neck cooling, just a giant pain.
GPU temps +7 idle +27 benching, but I have to keep moving the rad in the ice water since the water doesn't move thru the rad. quit the sight, I feel like an idiot pumping the rad up and down in an ice chest LOL. My son is laughing at me the whole time.

Menthol
12-18-2012, 01:57 AM
Yeah with out doubt you have improved the most of all the scores. And that is a treat to see. You are not done yet mate. Your Unigine can still be improved I know this. Just use the same frequency and that means you do not have to re run Vantage. Remember only the GPU processor frequency has to be the same for both benchmarks. Nothing else. :o
Thanks. Only the GPU, not the CPU, well I'm not putting another rad in the ice chest, I have been having a lot of fun, and that's what it has to be about for me. maybe after I recover from the cost of Christmas I will get a water chiller, been looking into those. And it's about time to swap from green to red team and play with those cards.

Arne Saknussemm
12-18-2012, 05:24 AM
My son is laughing at me the whole time.

Hahaha...sounds good fun and pretty much what I would have to resort to too! Don't have Dart's or syne's temps here either....Yeah I have to read through the thread I'm sure there's stuff I've missed....

LOL Dartmaul

Dartmaul
12-18-2012, 08:25 AM
I've posted some helpful tips, seems that Menthol has used some of them pretty successful.
Gonna use it for my own submissions too) (If I'll have some time cuz my examinations starts tomorrow)

BTW since Sinebrychof has posted his temperatures, I'll do the same.
My current submissions were made with ambient temp around +10C so I haven't used the true power of Russian's winter breath)
I had around +20C on CPU cores and around +17 on GPUs.
Also I have one new card (probably as a replacement of that one I've used for single GPU submission). Haven't tested it yet so who knows what can I get with it)

Anyway, if I'll have some time for one more bench session, I'm pretty sure that I'll get some nasty improvements with new card, temps and new tweaks. I really want to do it since I'd like to push my benching skill and hardware to the limit.

flexnl
12-18-2012, 11:48 AM
second atempt

Gigabyte gtx 680oc (stock cooler) @ 1267/1683
i7 3770K on water (H100) @ 4980mhz
8gb mushkin 2133 (stock) @ 1100mhz (2200)

Heaven score @ 2257.248
3DMVantage score @ 39570




15199
15200

Arne Saknussemm
12-18-2012, 12:38 PM
I've posted some helpful tips

Cool I'll scan through to find them......though no water cooling here yet and last time it snowed was 1959.....have to take the bench rig to the Alps with me.....

Good luck with exams!

HiVizMan
12-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Flex moved up one place. :)

And it seems your VGA is down clocked? That is a bit odd.

Xrkc6x
12-18-2012, 02:34 PM
i've been playing all he night guys.... i will post something later ;)

Dartmaul
12-18-2012, 06:44 PM
Unfortunately I was forced to stop my bench session earlier because of coolant has begun to freeze.
I haven't done Single GPU Vantage run(

But I have Dual GPU submission:

MULTI GPU

RIVE 3301 Watercooled
3930k C2 Watercooled
RipjawsZ 2133MHz 4x4 Stock cooling
Sapphire 2 x HD7970 Watercooled
Ambient temp -15C

CPU Frequency 5166MHz
VGA Frequency 1360/1865MHz

Heaven score 6205.106
15216

Vantage score 65455 (GPU 73874 CPU 48779)
15217

As you can see I haven't actually improved my GPU overclock (Only 5 MHz on mem, that's so few) but my trick with affinity for Vantage works very well)


I'm gonna do my best to find some time to finish my single GPU test, my new card can handle 1390/1920 (or maybe some more) so It'll be some good result. I've reached 3592 on Unigine)

Unfortunately single GPU mode scales from CPU freq less then dual(

HiVizMan
12-18-2012, 07:08 PM
Dartmaul ER clear lead in 2 cards. 577.17 Well done.

flexnl
12-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Flex moved up one place. :)

And it seems your VGA is down clocked? That is a bit odd.

yes , that is bEcause of the unlocked voltage bios.... somehow the bios 4 my card sets boosstclock at 1306 so for example 1250mhz i set -56 :)

only thing i dont understand is why my pci-e x16 slot seems to be broken for it is always on x8 (watever i set in bios)
and the second slot runs on x4 with single card! were are my lanes ? :P
cant find anyone with the same problem..

flexnl
12-18-2012, 08:11 PM
I've posted some helpful tips, seems that Menthol has used some of them pretty successful.
Gonna use it for my own submissions too) (If I'll have some time cuz my examinations starts tomorrow)

BTW since Sinebrychof has posted his temperatures, I'll do the same.
My current submissions were made with ambient temp around +10C so I haven't used the true power of Russian's winter breath)
I had around +20C on CPU cores and around +17 on GPUs.
Also I have one new card (probably as a replacement of that one I've used for single GPU submission). Haven't tested it yet so who knows what can I get with it)

Anyway, if I'll have some time for one more bench session, I'm pretty sure that I'll get some nasty improvements with new card, temps and new tweaks. I really want to do it since I'd like to push my benching skill and hardware to the limit.


at the risk of sounding stupid......... posted were? :P

Dartmaul
12-18-2012, 08:35 PM
Few pages ago in this thread)

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=195620&viewfull=1#post195620
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25589-ROG-December-VGA-Challenge&p=194301&viewfull=1#post194301
etcetcetc))

flexnl
12-18-2012, 09:13 PM
ohh tnx man :)

Dartmaul
12-19-2012, 08:20 PM
Zaebees'!
I've started to get 101 BSOD on my 24/7 settings after yesterday session)

HiVizMan
12-19-2012, 09:21 PM
LOL add more voltage Dart

Dartmaul
12-19-2012, 09:29 PM
I mean it asked for more voltage. Again. 1.35 on 4.4GHz is not enough now.

HiVizMan
12-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Ah soon you will have another RMA experience I think.

Rockford
12-19-2012, 10:58 PM
Menthol is dangerous.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dart (Mr Dynamite)..!!!!



Any good Goulash in Russia??

I love it..

Menthol
12-20-2012, 03:08 AM
When I was growing up in the 50's they trained us to duck under the school desk in case the big bad Russian's would NUKE us.
Now every time Darmaul makes a submission I find myself hiding under the desk.

Dartmaul
12-20-2012, 05:23 AM
Unfortunately my CPU has nowhere to hide from me...
Menthol, did you noticed the big red button at the bottom of your desk? (Wait no, big green button)

flexnl
12-20-2012, 05:47 AM
mornin all..
fast question...
are lapped cpu's RMA able? :cool:
guess not huh?

Dartmaul
12-20-2012, 08:15 AM
Ah soon you will have another RMA experience I think.
Yep I thought of it too. But since my exams have just begun (1st successful 5 to go) I really need my PC more then ever.
That also means that I would be unable to complete my single GPU run, and that makes me sad at most.
Even that fact that I have some money to get a new one doesn't save my day cuz yesterday I've decided to check current price on 3930k in local stores and found that it's out of stock everywhere. The only shop that has it asks around 800$ that's ridiculous.

So seems that I'm done. For now at least.

Arne Saknussemm
12-20-2012, 09:09 AM
Oh dear! Is it doing this?


http://youtu.be/hchUl3QlJZE

Xrkc6x
12-20-2012, 09:36 AM
every morning i read this 3d to make myself happy ahahahah

Alex-Ro
12-20-2012, 11:40 AM
:d

15264

Dartmaul
12-20-2012, 11:53 AM
Bring it on!

HiVizMan
12-20-2012, 01:12 PM
My reference cards clock better than my Matrix card did. :)

Alex-Ro
12-20-2012, 01:29 PM
That is true,not so great ASIC so far,only 65%,but doing 1300+,it's time to get out in the cold,grab some deltas and have fun :)

Dartmaul
12-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Oh my god bluetooth on my RIVE has died!
That can mean only one thing. If I'll get new CPU I need a new MoBo for it:D

HiVizMan
12-20-2012, 08:13 PM
You are the RMA king of Russia.

flexnl
12-21-2012, 02:12 AM
Gigabyte gtx 680oc (stock cooler) @ 1254/1722
i7 3770K on water (H100) @ 4925mhz
8gb mushkin 2133 (stock) @ 1100mhz (2200)

Heaven score @ 2296.179
3DMVantage score 3dscore @ 41100 (41100 GPU -35317 CPU - 39310 total)


15298
15299

Menthol
12-21-2012, 07:45 AM
Yeah with out doubt you have improved the most of all the scores. And that is a treat to see. You are not done yet mate. Your Unigine can still be improved I know this. Just use the same frequency and that means you do not have to re run Vantage. Remember only the GPU processor frequency has to be the same for both benchmarks. Nothing else. :o
Here it is
ROG December VGA Challenge
Hardware
M/B = RIVE Bios = 1005
CPU = 3930K C2 Water Cooled @ 5109 MHZ
RAM = Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB @ 2096MHZ
GPU = GTX 680 X1 Water Cooled @ 1500 MHZ
Unigine = 2672.353
15302

Dartmaul
12-21-2012, 08:29 AM
Menthol is HUGE! It's really looks like that his submission was done "like in the last time benching" before Armageddon. Medal on bot shows who is the boss.

flexnl has chosen really not the best moment to submit his results))
I'm gonna delete my previous message to free some space for his submission on previous page of this thread, otherwise Menthol just smash his efforts)

Xrkc6x
12-21-2012, 10:19 AM
i wanted to say sorry guys if i've not been here for a while... xmas is near and at work there are too many crit sits which i have to manage... no time, working during night too... but... hopefully, on xmas eve night i'll be able to submit something before the midnight ahahah as ill be alone with my beast :)

HiVizMan
12-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Here it is
ROG December VGA Challenge
Hardware
M/B = RIVE Bios = 1005
CPU = 3930K C2 Water Cooled @ 5109 MHZ
RAM = Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB @ 2096MHZ
GPU = GTX 680 X1 Water Cooled @ 1500 MHZ
Unigine = 2672.353



You are so kidding me. Come on Menthol you are not done yet.

653.30 X Pack
653.19 Menthol

HiVizMan
12-21-2012, 01:26 PM
Alec your score does not really improve things and honestly the new Vantage result drops your numbers :) Sorry dude.

Dartmaul
12-21-2012, 02:42 PM
You are so kidding me. Come on Menthol you are not done yet.

653.30 X Pack
653.19 Menthol
Daaaaamn guys it's so challenging! I wish I could join you in this amassing race((((
I'm now looking at my bank account and understand that I have money just to get new CPU. Don't make me do it guys, please!!!

Viz could you post the final ER formula and coefficient for 7970? Wanna calc how much should I get to reach X Pack's and Menthol's score)

Menthol
12-21-2012, 08:46 PM
You are so kidding me. Come on Menthol you are not done yet.

653.30 X Pack
653.19 Menthol

No I can't even duplicate my run from last night, so close and so far away, I don't know what else to do. I am proud to be second to X Pack

Dartmaul
12-21-2012, 09:03 PM
You could optimize your RAM!
Maybe OC it or at least optimize timings.
Do it Man, I do believe in you!

HiVizMan
12-22-2012, 01:28 AM
Merthol you could beat his score with your Vmem higher for vantage - based on what I have tested.

Dart I will hit you up on Skype later tomorrow.

flexnl
12-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Alec your score does not really improve things and honestly the new Vantage result drops your numbers :) Sorry dude.
yes i m starting to think it is because my card runs on x8 :( (cant set it to x16)
gonna figure it out...cause i used to have higher score with both benchmarks.
i think my MVG is broke :(

Xrkc6x
12-23-2012, 12:52 AM
well, i've been playing a bit in single card... dunno if i have improved somehow but... here it is...

1533815339

Xrkc6x
12-23-2012, 01:33 AM
ok so, i have found out that there is no way, at least for me, to reach more then 100MHz on GPU on top of the ddefault clock... i have tried almost everything, and therefore there is not reason why i should try getting better scores on dual GPUs, i tried but no good results, so i will try again on xmas eve night before the end of the contest but i am pretty much sure it won't change too much.

godd night guys... its time now to go clubbing/raving!

HiVizMan
12-23-2012, 11:49 AM
What is your processor clocked too? That is what gives you the bandwidth to kick butt in both these benchmarks.

And I have just realized that I did not take my XLs document with me yesterday. So no chance of me updating my ladder board until I get back from holiday on the 29th. My bad. :(

HiVizMan
12-23-2012, 11:50 AM
yes i m starting to think it is because my card runs on x8 :( (cant set it to x16)
gonna figure it out...cause i used to have higher score with both benchmarks.
i think my MVG is broke :(

Try your cards swapped round or in different slots.

Xrkc6x
12-23-2012, 11:53 AM
What is your processor clocked too? That is what gives you the bandwidth to kick butt in both these benchmarks.

And I have just realized that I did not take my XLs document with me yesterday. So no chance of me updating my ladder board until I get back from holiday on the 29th. My bad. :(

Boss my CPU is clocked as in signature.... I'll try to play with that then... Btw I followed all the "instructions"...

Ps you should have used a cloud service lol :-P

HiVizMan
12-23-2012, 01:04 PM
LOL yeah I know - but the software I am using is trial.

One thing I did notice is that your screen size is still insanely large. Disable some monitors and re-size to the smallest that the benchmarks need to run. Will help as that means the VGA has to do less work.

Xrkc6x
12-23-2012, 04:04 PM
LOL yeah I know - but the software I am using is trial.

One thing I did notice is that your screen size is still insanely large. Disable some monitors and re-size to the smallest that the benchmarks need to run. Will help as that means the VGA has to do less work.

that's my screens when i take the screenshots but at the time of the bench only one screen is enabled by settings :) thanks

flexnl
12-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Try your cards swapped round or in different slots.

yes i have only 2 slot possibilities and the one that is suppose to be x16 runs @x8 and the one(2slots) beneath that runs @ x4 ! single card that is..
also... in bios onboard vga it says something like not available or something.. in the same menu were you can set gen 1-2-3 only 1 back :P
lol is this understandable language for other humans? haha... i really think the mobo is faulty but hope not.... dont have backupboard @ the moment :) but i will have 1 soon i sense something sweet coming from oversees haha ;)

Luumi
12-24-2012, 05:50 AM
Last but not least. Found the limit of my cards, but it has been nice to learn about gpu performance overall, thanks to this contest :) .

Dual Card

3Dmark Vantage P61764
15355

Unigine Heaven 6082.032
15356

Single Card

3Dmark Vantage P45915
15357

Unigine Heaven 3343.198
15358

Dartmaul
12-24-2012, 07:26 AM
It's very impressive how much can you get with only 1250 GPU core clock)

Alex-Ro
12-24-2012, 09:00 AM
Sinebrychof could you please tell me what memory is that?Link or some picture?thanks in advance :)

Menthol
12-24-2012, 01:08 PM
Sinebrychof,
are my eyes deceiving me or are you running your RAM at 2600mhz on a RIVE. Your VGA scores are great but 2600 on RAM, that is amazing.
Merry Christmas

HiVizMan
12-24-2012, 03:39 PM
This thread is closed.

Thank you to all who participated and a very Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it from me.

I will announce the winner on my return home after my holidays.

HiVizMan
12-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Oops forgot to close the thread.

HiVizMan
12-24-2012, 03:40 PM
It's very impressive how much can you get with only 1250 GPU core clock)

Like so many other benchmarks it is all about the memory.

HiVizMan
12-24-2012, 03:43 PM
And very good benching Luumi will post up final results, think your score has shaken things up a bit.

Xrkc6x
12-24-2012, 05:19 PM
so this will be close today, no time to submit some others? anyway merry xmas to all of u guys ;)

HiVizMan
12-24-2012, 05:50 PM
Nah sadly too late according to the rules. But submit them anyway my friend, and Buon Natale.

Xrkc6x
12-24-2012, 05:58 PM
Nah sadly too late according to the rules. But submit them anyway my friend, and Buon Natale.

ahahah ok, grazie lo stesso! e buona natale a voi tutti ragazzi :)

Luumi
12-24-2012, 06:49 PM
The ram kit for you dedicated peeps out there is G.SKILL Trident X 2400 (4x8) kit. I would not recommend buying this kit though since 32gb sucks for overclocking :P, but it has been quite funny to see this amount of ram at that speed on X79. The secret of getting that speed is below zero ambient temperature and 1.75 dram voltage. It just goes there like plug and play :P. My IMC could keep going on ram frequency but that is the end what my kit can do. Maybe it is time to send me a christmas present by giving me a dedicated 2666 kit :D .


The kit is here on this link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231590
But like I said don't bother buying an expensive kit like that, especially 32gb. Get some killer overclocking ram and play around with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148656
This kit could a good option for those who want to tweak their ram, like Samsung Green ram that Hivizman suggested a while ago. 1600 8-8-8 with only 1.35v is quite amazing isn't it :P .

Thanks to everyone who have been a part of this challenge. Merry Christmas to you all!

Dartmaul
12-24-2012, 07:40 PM
1600 8-8-8 with only 1.35v is quite amazing isn't it :P .
Nice but few days ago I saw G.Skill Pi that has 6-9-6 on 2000MHz)

Merry Christmas guys)

8 Pack
12-25-2012, 01:04 AM
I Know this cant be included ( One hour late) but as its Vantage I thought I would share.

80K Pack from now on please!!! LOL!!

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4461/vantags4card.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/vantags4card.png/)

Verification: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4473347

and Hardware Bot link: http://www.hwbot.org/submission/2338726_8_pack_3dmark_vantage___performance_4x_rad eon_hd_7970_80725_marks

Xrkc6x
12-25-2012, 01:45 AM
congratulation mate!!! that's ammmmmazing!!!

Rockford
12-27-2012, 10:15 PM
Very very nice..

Congratz..

8 Pack
12-30-2012, 04:07 AM
Thanks guys.

I am still working on Vantage. I have a cracking single card score to show you also currently bordering on 60,000 with a GTX680. When I crack it, its up.

The RIVE is loving 134.3 BLK !!!! what a board.

8 Pack
12-30-2012, 04:08 AM
Thanks guys.

I am still working on Vantage. I have a cracking single card score to show you also currently bordering on 60,000 with a GTX680. When I crack it, its up.

The RIVE is loving 134.3 BLK !!!! what a board.

Dartmaul
12-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Gimme my 1st place prize (new year gift) already! :o

driftingforlife
01-01-2013, 02:45 AM
Dagmar is ill at the moment, give him a few days till he is back online.

Alex-Ro
01-01-2013, 09:58 PM
I was busy in this last weekend...

http://hwbot.org/submission/2340579_

:)

Dartmaul
01-01-2013, 10:19 PM
Nice, but Dice...

Xrkc6x
01-02-2013, 07:34 PM
just wanted to say happy new year!

HiVizMan
01-05-2013, 01:53 PM
Final Standing in the Challenge


Leader Board

Single Card - XPack


Dual Card - Dartmaul


Open Class - Xrkc6x

15589

My congratulations go to ALL who participated and my personal thanks for your submissions. I had a huge amount of fun doing the challenge, and made a new friend in the process. Sorry that you did not end up as the overall winner Dart but next time. :)

And to Menthol well done on getting the overall win, even though you did not take a class win your battle for single card was epic. Well done sir on the huge improvements you have shown.

And finally to 8 Pack, May I stand and salute you sir for your outstanding efforts this last year that culminated in you taking the world record for single card Vantage. May that be a taste of what is still to come.

Menthol
01-05-2013, 02:13 PM
HiVizMan,
I am glad to see you back, I hope you are feeling well, thank you so much for hosting this challenge, it was the most fun I have had for a long time. I learned some about benching but mostly had fun, and thanks to all that took part.

Dartmaul
01-05-2013, 02:40 PM
Well, If I could have 15 minutes more during my last session I could update my single card submission and who knows, maybe it could change everything) Also I guess I've done well on my damaged CPU)

In any way I've had a lot of fun and off course learned much about VGA benching.

Thank You Viz for this challenge, for this chance to participate in such great event.

Can't wait for new challenges to fill my blood with some more MHz!

Also congratulations to Menthol! It was HUGE mate)
Next time I'll do more to make red army win the battle)

Luumi
01-05-2013, 05:10 PM
This is the beautiful moment of the whole thing isn't it. We just try to do as good as we can what we have, since it's luck of the draw with your equipment and the experience is our prize from this competition. Now we know how to push our graphics cards to the limit in the future :) . I personally want to thank hivizman for organizing this challenge and everyone who participated in it.

Xrkc6x
01-05-2013, 06:48 PM
many compliments to all of you guys! btw the "open category" doesn't show up? ahahah just cause i was the top and yes, just cause i was the only one ahahah many compliments to all of u guys!

HiVizMan
01-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Xrkc6x My sincere apologies. I will update the post and the front page. :D

Xrkc6x
01-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Xrkc6x My sincere apologies. I will update the post and the front page. :D

ahahah i was kidding you :) Boss it doesn't really matter, i was the only one so no game ahahah ;)

Menthol
01-08-2013, 01:34 PM
HiVizMan, Datmaul, thanks for the compliments, the only epic battle has in my HUGE thick skull. Thanks again for taking your time to put on this competition and thank Dart for the hints on increasing scores. I did learn quit a bit, but most of all I had a lot of fun in a friendly atmosphere with helpful people and that whats make these forums so awesome.
Xrkc6x,
I have to ask, is that you with the blue hair?

Xrkc6x
01-08-2013, 01:42 PM
HiVizMan, Datmaul, thanks for the compliments, the only epic battle has in my HUGE thick skull. Thanks again for taking your time to put on this competition and thank Dart for the hints on increasing scores. I did learn quit a bit, but most of all I had a lot of fun in a friendly atmosphere with helpful people and that whats make these forums so awesome.
Xrkc6x,
I have to ask, is that you with the blue hair?

respect :) i agree especially the last part ;) :P ahahah great man!

Dartmaul
01-08-2013, 09:35 PM
Xrkc6x,
I have to ask, is that you with the blue hair?
I always wanted to ask the same ;)

Skull6
01-08-2013, 09:56 PM
Congrats to all, & happy new year!

(I told y'all that we'd all wake up to a "normal" Dec 22nd!!!) :D

Xrkc6x
01-08-2013, 10:36 PM
eheheheh yep guys i use to be "blu" till last sunday... now i'm "white" ahahah


... whith blu ends ahahah

15679

Skull6
01-08-2013, 11:20 PM
Billy Idol is a ROGGER?!

(Just kidding ;) )

SWEET Mohawk, btw !! Mine was never that tall, & it's been many, MANY moons since I sported one.

Xrkc6x
01-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Billy Idol is a ROGGER?!

(Just kidding ;) )

SWEET Mohawk, btw !! Mine was never that tall, & it's been many, MANY moons since I sported one.

this pic is of sunday, i had it longer to be honest... :P ahahah

Menthol
01-09-2013, 12:52 PM
I can't remember the last time I owned a comb, I don't have enough hair left to use one. This is one of the great things of the internet, if we passed each other on the street we wouldn't have any idea that we have something in common and wouldn't even look at each other, yet here we are, its an amazing thing

Xrkc6x
01-09-2013, 12:55 PM
I can't remember the last time I owned a comb, I don't have enough hair left to use one. This is one of the great things of the internet, if we passed each other on the street we wouldn't have any idea that we have something in common and wouldn't even look at each other, yet here we are, its an amazing thing

agree 100% with you man.... it happened to me same thing with a girl really posh, i was thinking she was really posh so not even talk to her and that was a big mistake.... i learned that never base your conclusion on the exterior.... never/// :)

Skull6
01-09-2013, 03:08 PM
.... i learned that never base your conclusion on the exterior.... never/// :)

XrKc6x, 98% of the voices in my head agree with your statement above. The other 2% are screaming "If they look like a zombie, they're probably a zombie--but they could just be a ROGger awaiting the results of a benchmark test..." ;)

Xrkc6x
01-09-2013, 04:11 PM
XrKc6x, 98% of the voices in my head agree with your statement above. The other 2% are screaming "If they look like a zombie, they're probably a zombie--but they could just be a ROGger awaiting the results of a benchmark test..." ;)

ahahahahah ;)
agree agree :P

HiVizMan
01-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Me I am a shaved head person. Never had any kind of hair since I was 16. Now I am 54 so not going to change any time soon I think.

Dartmaul
01-09-2013, 07:27 PM
That's why you wear a hat)

Xrkc6x
01-09-2013, 10:56 PM
aahahahah hat!

you are great guys! so funny!

Zka17
01-11-2013, 12:22 AM
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

Now, let's see if I can catch up... :)

Special thanks to HiVizMan!