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Micro-stutter goes away if your fps stays above your monitor's refresh rate.
I'm guessing you mean with VSYNC enabled? Since that would effectively lock your FPS at that setting.
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post #112 of 321
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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.
You're right, CF RAM isn't additive.
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post #113 of 321
I wouldnt mind seeing 3way 3gb GTX 580 vs Trifire 6970 6990

But looking at this, and having nothing against either sides, I think I would have chosen AMD if I was in the marked for new GPU's at this time
post #114 of 321
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Done.
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I imagine his response will be something along the lines of "I want more of the workload on the cards".
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Ever since he "poofed" me, all I ever hear is Texan ramble out of him.

But yeah, not likely to get anything out of the dictator of [H], unless you're interviewing him for a TV spot and he's got something to lose.
LOL as predicted...

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Because there is no reason to use a faster CPU in what is a firmly GPU-limited setting. We say this in every review should anyone care to actually read that page.
Sheesh then why not test on a C2D

I'm sure the majority of his viewers would love to see SB numbers at 4.5 or more, same with 980/90x at max clocks.

Even though he is partially correct, gpu-limited settings, anyone that has run multi gpu set ups knows that an extra 1ghz of cpu power can and does help.
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I'm guessing you mean with VSYNC enabled? Since that would effectively lock your FPS at that setting.
I think you're thinking of screen tearing. Vsync helps with that. Of course triple monitors on 6950/70s has that too due to out of sync DP-DVI that you can minimize by putting the different port on either side and try to ignore somewhat.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/28/11 at 4:27pm
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The 6970 would have been down clocked to match the 6990 which is at 830MHz on the GPU. I thought both were clocked at 880MHz . That's a huge AMD win.
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I cant see how there isnt some kind of a CPU bottleneck for BOTH setups at 3.6ghz with that many cards!

If they were to bother running an extreme test like that, you would expect to see the processor at a minimum of 4.2ghz.
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Interesting comments. I like the point about CPU limited testing scenario. I don't THINK it is valid, but it something worth testing. I will build Brent a new nicely overclocked (4.5GHz) Sandy Bridge box this evening, get it stress tested, and send it out to him for Monday delivery. Then next week we will run the tests again. I think if nothing else, it will satisfy some so the questions. We have been wrong before, and if we are, we surely want that corrected. I have a nice P8P67 WS Revolution board here that will give us some nice wide PCIe pipes as well that needs to be put to good use. Hopefully after that, we will have some solid answers that the conspiracy theorists cannot shoot holes in.

And to address some of the other comments...this is REAL WORLD GAMEPLAY done in a Apples 2 Apples testing scenario. I think some people do not understand that either.

I don't check this board daily, so if you have questions you are better off posting over the the HardForum thread.

Laters.
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Interesting comments. I like the point about CPU limited testing scenario. I don't THINK it is valid, but it something worth testing. I will build Brent a new nicely overclocked (4.5GHz) Sandy Bridge box this evening, get it stress tested, and send it out to him for Monday delivery. Then next week we will run the tests again. I think if nothing else, it will satisfy some so the questions. We have been wrong before, and if we are, we surely want that corrected. I have a nice P8P67 WS Revolution board here that will give us some nice wide PCIe pipes as well that needs to be put to good use. Hopefully after that, we will have some solid answers that the conspiracy theorists cannot shoot holes in.

And to address some of the other comments...this is REAL WORLD GAMEPLAY done in a Apples 2 Apples testing scenario. I think some people do not understand that either.

I don't check this board daily, so if you have questions you are better off posting over the the HardForum thread.

Laters.
Good to hear!

I owned cards from both side of the fence so I am not defending either brand, however I have found that in multi-card setups, Nvidia GPU's tend to operate better with a higher core frequency. I do also think you will get a performance increase with the ATI setup too!
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Why compare 1,000$ to 1,500$?
Alright so lets drop either:
A) One 580 to make the price ~1,000
B) Drop the 6970 and add another 6990 to kick it up to ~1,500

Both ways Nvidia loses this bench.

Some of you are gonna have to admit that AMD is dominating this time around in terms of Multi-Card Scaling
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