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post #141 of 321
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
I'd like to see a 590+580 Tri-sli setup vs the 6990+6970 Tri-fire.
Sorry to say, but you'll never see it.
post #142 of 321
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you cant tri-sli those cards mate... has the be 3x 580's or 2 590's...

they are not like ATI.
That and the 590 would bring the 580 down to 570 levels, maybe worse.

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Oh, thought he was telling you to stop posting crap

Oh and Kyle, glad to see you're touching base with the community.
LOL I got the edit in before the 60 secs.
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post #143 of 321
Wooooooohhhh! Nvidia did get owned not necessarily in performance, but in EFFICIENCY!

Time to re-think things, Nvidia. ATI/AMD has not only caught up, they are currently surpassing you!
    
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post #144 of 321
Gotta admit when the 6000 series got released I wasn't impressed all that much. But over time it's just impressed me over and over again. Great job AMD.
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Also, ATI/AMD can do this:


5x1 Portrait Mode FTW!!
    
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post #146 of 321
But...but...Nvidia fanboys get PhysX and 3D Surround!

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post #147 of 321
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I'm done with multi-gpu arrays for the near future. After having SLI 580's and recently Crossfire 6970's, I was quite happy go back to the fastest single gpu card (Which happens to be the GTX580).

Micro-stutter, driver issues (And this is with both setups) drove me back to a single card.

Given that I have owned, tested and often reviewed pretty much every config of ATI and Nvidia cards over the last few years (starting with a pair of 6600GT's in SLI waaaay back), I can say that although multi gpu arrays definitely scale better than they used to, there are simply too many small issues that add up to a frustrating "real world" gameplay experience.

If all I did with my computers was bench then they would be fine....
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post #148 of 321
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As stated previously I will specifically address your concerns immediately.

We will publish the article to address the CPU clock changes with a faster processor, then we will all know for sure.

And to address the issue about "Free Hardware," we do not get showered with CPUs from Intel. Most processors here on my test bench are purchased.

Kyle R Bennett
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A re-test with sandy clocked between 4.5 and 5Ghz would definately satisfy me. Looking forward to seeing the results.
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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
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The Core i7-920 processor is clocked at 3.6GHz in an attempt to prevent our evaluation from being CPU limited. Obviously, we make every effort to not use CPU limited games for video card evaluations, but the i7-920 at 3.6GHz seems to put many peoples’ minds at ease when it comes to that subject.
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Seems like a naked assertion to me. The logic boils down to "it's firmly a GPU-limited situation because a lot of people would agree" and completely ignores the possibility that (1) a lot of other people could disagree or (2) a lot of people could be wrong. Taking that same i7 920, clocking it to 4.2 GHz, and showing no impact on frame rates would provide strong evidence that it's GPU-limited.

That being said, I like that Kyle agreed to re-test it using a faster CPU. I'm eagerly awaiting the results so that we can put this to rest.
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Also, ATI/AMD can do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw6hAx0_d20

5x1 Portrait Mode FTW!!
I'd rather have a higher pixel density with 3 30" than 5 1080P. That's too many bezel gaps. Try using a scope with that setup... ugh. You also can only do that with 5870/5970 eyefinity 6 models.
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