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That guy is the only one on the planet getting such scaling with Nvidia cards. All the serious and professionnals reviewers out there don't get anything like that, and they're all saying that Quad-SLI is scaling badly.

To me, those results look really suspicious.
Mind linking me to those reviews?
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That guy is the only one on the planet getting such scaling with Nvidia cards. All the serious and professionnals reviewers out there don't get anything like that, and they're all saying that Quad-SLI is scaling badly.
Maybe because his the only one that doing Quad Sli test with a 5Ghz CPU ???
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yep tri-SLI was CPU bottlenecked.
Edited by Alatar - 5/3/11 at 5:56am
 
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AMD got lower scores than they did on a slower CPU. weird.

-14% in F1 and -1% in BF.
Edited by FLCLimax - 5/3/11 at 5:59am
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Wow, I was considering a 1366 board, but I see no reason not to go Sandy now. Those results are impressive.
 
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Because it would be an absolute pummeling with the 3x6970 running at full speed.

They still need more cpu power imo, 4.5ghz at least.
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Exactly

I mentioned that in my first post.

Someone with an H account should ask them why they do that.
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Nice offer and all, but it seems the norm to get these types of replies when outside members post very relevant questions.



link

No one in this enthusiasts world is running their proc at default settings when pushing man amounts of hardware.

So what's more relevant to us, stock cpu clocks or the max potential when our systems are pushed to their limits?

A 5ghz SB could very possibly push the NV set up past the AMD set up.
In my experience NV has always fared better with a faster cpu.
The results could very well be reversed.
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One of those guys that just likes to gripe even when they get what they want? You had issue with our setup, so I will change it to better suit your needs and wants. What system and clocks should be running exactly for this type of test? I am all ears.
I and and the rest of the enthusiast crowd thank you.

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You see what I'm talking about when I refer to condescending attitudes

No thanks, just do what you do, you guys are by far the most legit when it comes to reviews.

All I said was Multiple cards can stretch their legs with more cpu cycles to feed off of.
I know my sli 480 loved cpu speed, maybe it won't be so noticeable at the res you guys test.



Who are you referring to?

xbanzai89 was posting spam images, that's why I said stop posting crap.
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Wait until "legit" results are put forward, thatere were many errors with this latest review.
They are being redone properly.

Regardless the cheaper AMD solution will likely fall behind in the retest, but price/perf AMD is second to none when it comes to top shelf cards.
Put it this way, it will be close with IMO NV pulling out the overall perf lead.



Who's your Daddy


Now maybe those [H] hardcore enthusiast forum members will stop calling OCN members noobs and kids.
Really irritated me when Track asked them why they didn't test with a fast CPU, and all he got was attitude from some of their members
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580 triSLI is slower at $500 more... Very surprising.

At first I though it was a CPU bottleneck crippling the triSLI 580s given that they are only using a i7 920 @ 3.6; but they are getting much better frames with the triFire set up with the same CPU so that can't be it. Maybe a vRam bottleneck for the 580s and surround res and 4x AA. That or maybe CFX scaling is just that much better than SLI scaling...

EDIT: Looking more closely, for 3/5 games the SLI and CFX setups give the same FPS so maybe it is a CPU bottleneck after all.
Bottleneck, eh. Myself from the very first page in this thread

Anyway, good re-test. Nvidia pulls head as expected for the $400-$500 premium. AMD is better in some games in terms of $/perf and it others the 30% increase in cost almost gives you a similar increase in performance.

About the loss in performance with the AMD set up in some games... I think it points to the crossfire bridge bandwidth issues at eyefinity type resolutions. In the first set up, there was a total of 36 lanes of pci-e bandwidth (16,16,4), but it the second set up there were only 32 lanes (16,16 or 8,8,8,8). If I remember correctly, CFX uses empty pci-e lanes to make up for the shortcomings of the bridge. In the first case the 4x is empty, however for the re-test all the lanes are being used by GPUs. I wonder if that explains the huge drop in F1.
Edited by JCPUser - 5/3/11 at 6:25am
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Interesting. Seems like it's time to go Sandy.

(I really want to hold out until Ivy...wow, I didn't realize how much of a bottleneck the cpu truly was on the 580's)
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Impressive results. The dragon age 2 results were pretty sad for Nvidia though. Since they did review with Tri-Fire and 3-way SLI, i wish they would use the GTX 580 3GB version and see if it makes a huge difference.
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