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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.
They tested at 2560x1600 and they found very similar gains for the SLI setup as they did at 5760x1200. I think we can safely conclude that Vram was not a issue in this test.
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I started a new thread regarding the redux review here for the sake of filtering out all the stuff we talked about here.
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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. Those are not ''legit'' results IMHO.
Do other reviewers use a 4.8 ghz 6 core? No. That is what you need to eliminate the bottleneck. That is why you see these "suspicious" results
Edited by GIPrice - 5/3/11 at 6:49pm
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I wish they would include the GTX 590 and not have used 3 monitors. My guess is at this ridiculous resolution the 512MB less VRAM on the 580s is what hits it hard. 2/3 way SLI wouldn't do it any favors since it's still the same 1.5GB RAM used.
    
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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. Those are not ''legit'' results IMHO.
Oh rly?

Try again. Provide sources of people supporting your claim that Quad-SLI "scales badly."
Ever wonder why no one ever agrees with you kiddo?
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But that can't be. We all saw how 3 6970s destroy 3 580s LMAOL

There you have it people, even with those hand picked games the 6970s are not faster. There is a reason why they are cheaper.

I have to say that it puzzles me how these reviewers try to make such comparisons with such weak CPUs. I mean here at OCN we have seen users complain about GPU ussage on just a pair of GTX 470s because of the processor they have.
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Quad-fire and test 4800x2560 yourself then if you don't believe him. Can't even do it in 3-way in most games. Crash, crash, crash.
Sigh. I hope you will stop posting that misinformation now.

Since the local American Nvidia idol big V did spread alot of misinformation everywhere, and scared alot of people from going Quad-Fire with 3X30'' LCD, after posting in 50 different forums that the AMD Crossfire bridge didn't had enough bandwidth to sustain that set-up, I did contact AMD to stop the misinformation.

After pointing them to those countless posts by him all over the internet, they did test that set-up in house. Here's the answer:

''Our contact at AMD has been testing the configurations in entire graph of that XtremeSystems post with everything working okay. She was testing on an X58 in 6990+6990, 6990+6970+6970, and 6990+6970. She was using two Dell 3008WFP and one Dell 3007WFP. She couldn`t reproduce any of his issues. She said that she is trying to get that same motherboard to test with but she is thinking that it is either his motherboard or that he isn`t running enough system memory to keep up with it. She was using the 11.4 driver so I suppose it could be the driver but the point is that AMD tested it for us since they have better availability to monitors and they said it works fine in the scenarios that she has tested.''

I think it's clear now. For those interested to go 3X30'' LCD, there is no problems with AMD Crosssfire bandwitdh. Just a random guy that wasn't able to install drivers properly. or a guy with an agenda.
    
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wait was 1 of the 580's running for physx? even if it was or not we alrdy know ati cards tend to have alot higher max fps peaks compared to nvidia, but on the other hand nvidia's fps ussualy dont drop as much also, in the end it comes down to what you preffer and what works for you, i liked my old gts 250 had no flaws with it so i went with another nvidia (my current 560) who knows maybe next time i build i might make an ati setup
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