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A lot of you guys are getting worked up about nothing.

It seems to me, all these setups suck for the price. 35 fps for 1000$/1500$ on cards? Whoever is buying this setup for this resolution is doing it wrong, Red or Green.

Regards to the review:
Multi-monitors still are not nVidia's strong suit though. I fail to see how testing something everybody knows it will struggle with is essentially a good review. I don't necessarily believe they were able to give the Vram under 1528 at all times, as it fluctuates a good +/- 100~150MB almost as fast as FPS goes up and down.

I have no doubt the GTX 580s win most, if not all, 1920x1080/1920x1200 resolutions and trade blows with 2560x1600 (due to the Vram wall.) I understand multi-monitors has its place, but most SLI users and quite a bit of Tri-SLI users are still single monitor guys, who like high FPS. Not to mention those setups are not pointless for a single monitor anymore with the addition of 120Hz monitors to the mix, the need to now push a 120fps is now a reality for not just SLI setups, but Tri-SLI / CFX.

Kudos to ATi with their Eyefinity. Not only Eyefinity, but the foresight to kick the VRAM up a notch to 2GB. Keep getting more stable drivers and you might actually force nVidia to step up its game All though, I would like to see ATi try and get some 3D Vision going on, and more support to their GPGPU programming language / DirectComputer

Competition breeds good prices and innovations.

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[H] states that the test setup did not push the GTX580's past their 1.5gb limit to keep it "fair". I'm hoping you actually read the review and not just posting what you think is holding back the Nvidia setup.
I like that they attempted that, however, I fired up 5720x1080 in Crysis the other day and I was at 1500MB, and that fluctuates (up mostly). I am not sure how they kept it up under 1528 at an even higher resolution than me unless Warhead is significantly lower, I would imagine its the same..
Edited by RagingCain - 4/29/11 at 7:30am
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Quote:
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[H] states that the test setup did not push the GTX580's past their 1.5gb limit to keep it "fair". I'm hoping you actually read the review and not just posting what you think is holding back the Nvidia setup.
Nah bro I just flipped through the pictures. I read it, but I'm not buying that when Hard has given some questionable reviews before. I remember reading Callsign Vega's thread where the 3GB in the 580's really made a difference at his resolution. Although AMD has spectacular scaling and could be winning when 3 cards come into play.

I'm just saying I'm not eating everything that review gave up like the Pope reading a Bible.
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interesting.... but usually if nvidia won... those doubts would not exist! Same old same old ...

I have both and i'm really happy that AMD did such a good job on multi-card I Still think the gamepay with Nvidia is smoother though ...
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I personally think GTX 580 should be at $400. but that's just me.
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Why not choose 1 590 w/1 580 for the nvidia camp?
 
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Why not choose 1 590 w/1 580 for the nvidia camp?
We can't do that I am afraid. another perk of ATI.

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Why not choose 1 590 w/1 580 for the nvidia camp?
with the 590's clocks? even if it were possible it'd hurt nvidia immensely.
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So we have 3 gpu's with more vram than the other 3 and the get better fps at a high res. Am i correct in saying this? And this is a win ?
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So we have 3 gpu's with more vram than the other 3 and the get better fps at a high res. Am i correct in saying this? And this is a win ?
Its a valid strength of the ATi cards, but to me and maybe others, its not the only thing worth looking at. I seldom play at 5760x1080 and prefer 1920x1080, especially on a 120Hz monitor.
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About the Nvidia ''CPU limited'' cards in that article that everyone is complaining about...

I know it's just a synthetic benchmark... But just for the fun of it.

The highest 3D Mark 11 GPU score I have seen on the internet (from RagingCain) for Nvidia 2 X 590 is 19000. So we can already extrapolate the results from here, since my GPU score is 22452.

So AMD are also scaling well with higher CPU speed.. not just Nvidia. So the results will probably stay the same with a higher CPU speed. 6990+6970 will still beat 580 Tri-SLI with higher CPU speed...

And it was only my first run without any tweaking!


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