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Oh, by the way, a user named demowhc just found out that the 6990+6970 on that particular motherboard were running at 16x/16x PCI-E speeds and the 580s were running 16x/16x/4x!.
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How could they not realize that is going to be a problem?
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post #242 of 321
It does seem like a HUGE oversight, but perhaps they were just thinking 'hey... we've got 3 slots so let's test'. They didn't try to hide it, which is easier for me to accept a mistake. Perhaps when you are running tests like these this should be a detail you doublecheck (especially since it's a 'pro' review), but maybe not. I know that it most definitely comes into play in my mobo upgrades.
Edited by _CH_Skyline_ - 4/30/11 at 5:01pm
 
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LOL. Blame NVIDIA for not letting people do 590+580 on 2 PCIe slots!

Not AMD's fault if they can do 3 GPUs on 2 slots, while Nvidia can't.

So the 4x argument for the 3rd Nvidia card is stupid. If Nvidia can't do 3 GPUs on 2 cards like AMD, it's a weekness on their side. Not AMD's, and not HardOCP's fault. Blame nvidia.
    
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post #244 of 321
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LOL. Blame NVIDIA for not letting people do 590+580 on 2 PCIe slots!

Not AMD's fault if they can do 3 GPUs on 2 slots, while Nvidia can't.

So the 4x argument for the 3rd Nvidia card is stupid. If Nvidia can't do 3 GPUs on 2 cards like AMD, it's a weekness on their side. Not AMD's, and not HardOCP's fault. Blame nvidia.
No one really cares about stupid Nvidia or why hardocp failed.

Is it on?

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Are you up for a little duel Levesque? (Takes off white glove and slaps Levesque across the face with it). Since we can both run the same resolution now, how about a clash of the titans online comparison? One of AMDs best setups versus one of nVidias best setups. Who would like to see that!
IT'S ON!!!!!!
post #245 of 321
The prior 6990 + 6970 tri-fire review vs. 580 SLI was valid. AMD's Tri-fire setup was the much faster graphics cards solution by far at $1000 USD. Even though the CPU was clocked only at 3.6 GHz, Tri-fire 6990 + 6970 was not severely limited (if at all) by the CPU so 580 SLI was not limited either.

This follow up review is invalid considering the MSI X58 Eclipse third PCI-e x16 slot only provides x4 electrical PCI-e lane performance.

People thought there might be a CPU bottleneck with the test setup and Tri-580 SLI. Once [H] follows up and correct the methodology mistake, there will be good results. 4.7 GHz i7 2600k and a NF200 chip motherboard will end all doubt.

Only graphics card benchmarks can get people on this site so riled up.
Edited by Riou - 4/30/11 at 6:10pm
post #246 of 321
4x slot doesn't matter that much. We are seeing slight CPU bottleneck here but I think the 2600K run will narrow the gap. But don't think nvidia will come out on top. With the x16 x16 it will be a slight advantage. I really give them props cause they seem to operate well with lower CPU clocks. So I do give them props for that. I think we might also so the bottlenecking of the SLI bridge with the next test. Honestly I can't say anything but to give props to Ati. I really hope that Nvidia will use this to keep pushing the market forward. And can't wait for next generation GPU's. Side note the only reason I don't buy Ati, really is just the stupid graphics they put on almost every card. Sure glad BFG is gone too cause of the same reason, I like just plain reference look of Nvidia and I never liked red. Thats also why I don't buy Asus and Evga motherboards. Never liked red.
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post #247 of 321
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LOL. Blame NVIDIA for not letting people do 590+580 on 2 PCIe slots!

Not AMD's fault if they can do 3 GPUs on 2 slots, while Nvidia can't.

So the 4x argument for the 3rd Nvidia card is stupid. If Nvidia can't do 3 GPUs on 2 cards like AMD, it's a weekness on their side. Not AMD's, and not HardOCP's fault. Blame nvidia.
Love this! Is that like saying blame ATI cause they dont have physx or blame amd cause they dont have hyperthreading? So from now on in all bench marks when can leave that stuff enabled and no ATI guys will complain about it being un fair?
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Love this! Is that like saying blame ATI cause they dont have physx or blame amd cause they dont have hyperthreading? So from now on in all bench marks when can leave that stuff enabled and no ATI guys will complain about it being un fair?
You betcha, we'll use that third 580 for a physics card and have a fair 3 gpu vs. 3 gpu test.
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You betcha, we'll use that third 580 for a physics card and have a fair 3 gpu vs. 3 gpu test.
LOL AMD has to use a nvidia card to get real results LMAO,thats the pot callin the kettle black.
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