ASUS 'Trinity' specs and benchmark results

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More information on ASUS's playtoy GFX card 'Trinity' has reached the net.
Sooner than expected the guys at NordicHardware have now posted news of the specifications of the 'concept' ASUS EAH3850 Trinity 3 core graphics card as well as benchmark results.
Following on from our previous article, below are the specs and results.
At the time of the previous article (linked above) we didn't have a clue as to what the spec of the card was.... Well now we do.  The memory runs at 1656MHz with each of the three cores getting 512MB GDDR3 allocated to itself.  The cores themselves run at 668Mhz as well as the card sporting 960 unified shaders.

Benchmarks have been released using the card overclocked as far as it would go using Catalyst Control Centre.  The settings used for the bench runs were 769MHz/1053MHz (2106MHz) and the rig itself was aircooled.  Apparently these overclocks were only limited by the the lack of software tools and nothing else.  Anyhow the results achieved appear to be rather impressive.
The system used for the benches was based on the ASUS Rampage Formula X48 with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 overclocked to 4.6 GHz  (419x11).

The 3DMark03 results are exceptionally high for a single card solution.

Now down to business:
3DMark 03: 94,110 points
Trinity 3DMark03

3DMark06 benchmarks were also run and although not quite as impressive its still extremely good for a system that was air cooled (baring the card itself).  For this bench the processor clock was changed for a higher bus to 4.55GHz (455x11).

3DMark 06: 24,909 points
Trinity 3DMark06
Now then.. As said in the previous article, this card isn't likely to be mass produced for general sale, but it does at least show what they are capable of and that they are also willing to spend some money on testing out new ideas and bringing them to life.
Impressed by these results or this its just a big waste of their time and money?
Discuss in our forum.
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Most Recent Comments

25-03-2008, 11:13:11

Hi, A couple of months ago i bought a new pc for playing call of duty 4.

The specs i know are as follows:

Intel quadcore q6600
4gb RAM
300gb HD
Nvidea GeForce 8500gt
19" monitor

Now, the performance in cod4 isn't great, in fact i'm pretty upset with it. I was told that if i was running XP my gameplay would be MUCH better but I'm unsure whether all the hardware will be compatible with XP?

Anyway, some ppl have told me it's the gfx card thats causing most of the problem, my game loads in like a millisecond but the gfx are running in 1024*768 and desktop is at 1280*1024. fps varies a lot and i'm unhappy with it.

Is there any way i can improve the gfx/fps without buying a new gfx so soon cos i don't have the money for it at the mo.

Another thing. Should i uninstall directx10 and install DX9? Would that work?

25-03-2008, 11:19:13

Hmm. Well the gfxcard seems the only obvious thing. It`s kind of unusual to see all the other parts in a pc.. and that gfxcard.

Uninstalling DX is an impossibility for a non-hackmeister reg`fiend, even then it`s dodgy.

Outside of a gfxcard, I don`t know what to suggest.

25-03-2008, 11:20:36

Was just about to install DX9 and uninstall DX10 you don't think i should?

Thanks for reply btw

25-03-2008, 11:38:25


Was just about to install DX9 and uninstall DX10 you don't think i should?

Thanks for reply btw

Its nothing to do with dx in this case, you just need a graphics card that has more power than the average pocket calculator.

Brandish together £100 odd and get a 8800/9600GT.

25-03-2008, 11:43:37

k cheers. I'll try and save up and get a 8800 i think. Is there a big difference in performance of GT'S GTS'S and GTX'S? Obviously GTX is the most expensive but for £100-£120 which would be the best buy? Prices will go down in a couple of months too won't they?

This would be nice you say?

Cheers again lads

25-03-2008, 11:55:08

Mr. Smith
Forget that. The 8800GT is much better.

I had one, and once I overclocked it I could play CoD4 smoothly at 1920x1600 with everything maxed possibly AA only on x2... Rest of the rig at that time would have been q6600 @ 3.6 and 2gb of ddr2 @ 1200mhz 5-5-5-15.

You should be able to get one on ebay cheap, or shop around until you find one in your price range. Brand isn't particulartly important either...

25-03-2008, 11:56:37

Nice. ok i'll have a look for one then!

25-03-2008, 12:52:45

My 8800GT 512mb is a lovely card! I would def recomend it.

25-03-2008, 13:46:13

I'll be selling one soon - I'll let you have it at a decent price.

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