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Why did they test a dual gpu card and a single against 3 single gpu cards anyone know?
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post #12 of 321
It's a follow-up to this:
http://hardocp.com/article/2011/04/11/amd_radeon_69906970_crossfirex_trifire_review/

A lot of people didn't think it was fair that 3 AMD GPUs went up against 2 NVIDIA GPUs so they just added another GTX 580 and ran more tests.
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post #13 of 321
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I agree with you completely, that was the big debate, it shouldn't be about comparing this many gpus to that many gpus, it should be price vs price, and when ATI dominated the $1,000 price range, some of the Nvidia fanboys started raging about the 3 vs 2. Sad thing is even when it's 3v3 ATI still comes out on top for $500 less.

Seriously?

Why even listen to people who aren't smart enough to understand that it's about the PRICE, not the amount of GPUs?
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So why not test 3 single gpu ati cards against 3 gtx 580? Seems weird why they wouldnt do this
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Originally Posted by OutlawII;13306628 
Why did they test a dual gpu card and a single against 3 single gpu cards anyone know?

I'm not exactly sure why they didn't just go with 3 6970's, but either way it's 3v3 in terms of gpus, if they would have gone with 3 6970's though that would have performed even better in theory.
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Interesting. I wonder how much of it has to do with Vram at that resolution. I always thought that nvidia didn't give enough graphics ram to its 480 and 580.
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So why not test 3 single gpu ati cards against 3 gtx 580? Seems weird why they wouldnt do this

Because it would be an absolute pummeling with the 3x6970 running at full speed.

They still need more cpu power imo, 4.5ghz at least.
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Waiting for Linus to review this one <3
    
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post #19 of 321
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So why not test 3 single gpu ati cards against 3 gtx 580? Seems weird why they wouldnt do this

Dunno how that makes any difference. Plus even if a 6990 is in the second BIOS (6970 core clocks and voltage) is slightly slower than 6970 CFX because of the memory clocks.

And the fact that most people who triFire do it with 6990+6970.
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Originally Posted by grunion;13306687 
Because it would be an absolute pummeling with the 3x6970 running at full speed.

They still need more cpu power imo, 4.5ghz at least.

Yeah there choice in the processor confounds me a bit, knowing them they probably have a few 980/990x's and 2600k's lying around.
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