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    "Part 3: "Man Vs SLI." (~135 new results inside)

    First things first: this one is dedicated to my mum, who died before I was ready to submit it.

    My GPU binning meant that, frequently, I had more than one of some GPU models kicking around and I thought "SLI would be something a bit new to play around with.... and it'd be good to learn how to handle more pots" I wasn't interested in the Quadro cards or the obscure G9x models like the GT330, or all the variants of 9600GSO.

    That was in late 2011. Yes, two years ago. The first of the new-style of UK bench meets was coming up and I thought "if I come unstuck, I can get some help." The first scores I got were during that meet in December 2011 and....23 months on, they're still #1 scores.

    I got a bit more ambitious......

    8800GT 256MB
    8800GT 512MB
    8800GT 1GB
    8800GTS 320MB
    8800GTS 640MB
    8800GTS 512MB
    8800GTX, 2 & 3-way SLI
    8800 Ultra 2 & 3-way SLI
    9600GT 1GB
    9800GTX 2 & 3-way SLI
    GTS250 2 & 3-way SLI

    the easiest way to show it is with "before" and "after" screenshots.



    The original plan was to show 100% gold medals. Seven scores aren't and if i'd submitted ~9 months ago, the silver list would be shorter.

    8800GTX: 3D05,3D06 & AM3. My scores were gold when I got them in March 2012, I just held onto them for FAR too long. Beaten fairly by newer hardware

    8800GTS 512MB: 3D01 & AM3. Ananerbes scores went up before I got around to the 512MB and.... I was outperformed, plain and simple. I have no luck with CPUs.

    8800 Ultra: 3D03. Beaten fair and square I guess. My cards would NOT scale towards 1GHz and I don't know why. At least my efficiency is ok

    9800GTX: 3D01. Gold when I benched, CH was utterly incorrect and I held onto it for too long.

    Surprisingly few deaths "this time around" but I killed a few 8800GTX, including two that did 999/1323 for all benches and THAT annoys me.

    My thanks:

    El Gappo & OCN, for supporting UK bench meets, VERY much appreciated.

    Gigabyte, for supporting UK bench meets and for letting me have a loan of a Z77 UP7 for most of the Tri-SLI scores. THANKYOU!

    The UK benching community for being awesome. (L) you guys! I won't list names.... you know who you are

    My friends, for not being too mad when I gave up a Friday night to freeze my ass off in my garage
    Last edited by K404; 12-07-2013 at 02:29 PM.
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    Submitting like a baws... no wait, like K404 You really have a special way of "batch submitting", cashing in on some massive hw points when it's time!

    Sorry to hear about your mother.
    Overclocking, it's a lifestyle

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    Well done, K404. Holding on to your scores for 2 years is setting the new standard for sand-bagging...

    I'm very sorry to hear of your loss!

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    Nice work, impressive dedication.

    So sorry for your loss my best to you and your family.
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