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post #101 of 321
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He quoted that same review (with the 1100t) to explain to another guy why his 3.8ghz i5 wasn't fast enough.

3.8ghz on an i5 isn't the same as 3.8ghz on an 1100t. They're vastly different architectures. Otherwise, I wonder if he thinks a 3.8ghz Pentium 4 would be equal to either, as long as it was a single threaded game.

OT: Massive CPU bottleneck FTW.

Re: microstutter. Guys, I have the exact opposite experience.. disable my second card, and the stuttering gets noticeably worse (because the frame rates are dropping substantially.) I have yet to experience "microstutter."



I didn't link to that review to say anyone's rig wasn't fast enough. I was just showing how especially in 3-way, [H]'s 3.6Ghz 920 isn't fast enough to do 3-way testing. As long as the game isn't maxing out any one core, they'll both come out with similar results. Although you're more likely to max out one of the 1100T's cores than in a 920 due to lower IPC.

Not sure why you brought up a P4 though... AMD completely destroyed the lolPentrium-Ds. But that was years ago and not relevant to today.

I don't have any micro-stutter issues either as long as I keep my fps above 60 at all times.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/28/11 at 12:14pm
post #102 of 321
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You must be talking about something like this:





Even more CPU bound games like Far Cry 2 aren't really CPU bottlenecked that much:



I just wonder if only the Tri-580's are bottlenecked by current CPUs. Maybe we need 5.5 GHz Sandy Bridge CPUs for them to fully scale?
Nice find.

I noticed with my SB, going from 4ghz to 4.5 ghz , using FRAPS I saw virtually no difference in max FPS with either the GTX 580's in SLI or my X-Fired 6970's.
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post #103 of 321
What this all boils down to is.....AMD WINNING! The new 11.4 drivers are out and AMAZING, Nvidia gives AMD SLI rights, And bulldozer is going to criple Intel for 6 months+ due to Intels lack of 8 core desktop chips and six core chips that are cheaper than $1K. I see by the end of the year AMD will have the same market share as Intel if not higher.
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post #104 of 321
Wow, this is a good review. Shame on you nvidia. I own two 580's in SLI and I love them, but the lack of VRAM in the current high end cards is embarrassing. Hopefully nvidia gets their crap together because competition is a very good thing for the consumers.
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post #105 of 321
Not sure, but I haven't really read any complaint on the last article which I read now, like last article it was about 2vs3, this article is about some other complaints.

Buttomline, AMD multi GPU setup scales better (it was obvious since Toms Hardware article about how 2/3x6950s beat the more expensive 2/3x570s, no its not some "fanboy" website). Even if there is a bottleneck which I seriously doubt, I dont think it'll turn nVidia's favor, even if it did, it'll be mere difference even its a 1000$vs1500$.

But ye, go for nVidia for folding, physx, cuda, more mature drivers or green color (I'm not joking, looks can affect your purchase), go for AMD for anything else.

Grim Reaper, uh nvm.
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It would be interesting to see them run this review with a set of Palit 3 GB gtx580's. Mind you they are about $90 more each than a standard gtx580
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It would be interesting to see them run this review with a set of Palit 3 GB gtx580's. Mind you they are about $90 more each than a standard gtx580
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9885...ng-thread.html
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Anonymous guy living in a basement alone with his grandpa. I don't call this a professionnal ''review''.

If his father (or him) is working for Nvidia (and I wouldn't be surprised) we wouldn't even know it, since he can be anyone.
    
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Anonymous guy living in a basement alone with his grandpa. I don't call this a professionnal ''review''.

If his father (or him) is working for Nvidia (and I wouldn't be surprised) we wouldn't even know it, since he can be anyone.
He's a pilot in the Military.

You must be reflecting your own life's problems onto other people.
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AMD should always edge out at this resolution in 3-way. Crossfire Vram is additive, SLI Vram is not.
You sure about this? Unless this is a recent change I thought both SLI and XFIRE were limited to the maximum vram on a single card.
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