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It's called Folding@Home.
At least that's true, even if ATI has better price/performance for games, at least Nvidia does a better job at curing cancer.
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At least that's true, even if ATI has better price/performance for games, at least Nvidia does a better job at curing cancer.
Video cards don't cure cancer. They just calculate formulas that happen to be protein folding. Scientists still cure cancer.
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At least that's true, even if ATI has better price/performance for games, at least Nvidia does a better job at curing cancer.
Not to mention their drivers and Control Panel are easier to use.

Oh, and I just like the color green. It's why I didn't buy the Maximus IV Extreme.
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Also interesting how Vega's Tri-SLI got the same fps at 4800x2560(12.2M) as [H]'s 5760x1200(6.9M) in F1.
I'm sure it doesn't account for all of it, but you'd expect to get higher performance in F1 2010 with a less wide aspect ratio than the super widescreen 5760x1200, as a lot of that will be sky, which is obviously a lot less complex to render than extra track surface and trackside detail you get from the 5760x1200 resolution.

As I said, it's still ~0.5x the res of the Vega test, but it would still account for a fair amount of the performance similarity. I'd say that you can't really compare them at least in F1 2010 due to this consistency of always having a ton of sky in the 4800x2560 image versus the 5760x1200 image
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Done.

I imagine his response will be something along the lines of "I want more of the workload on the cards".
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I imagine his response will be something along the lines of "I want more of the workload on the cards".
Ever since he "poofed" me, all I ever hear is Texan ramble out of him.

But yeah, not likely to get anything out of the dictator of [H], unless you're interviewing him for a TV spot and he's got something to lose.
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BC2 isn't a VRAM "heavy" game. The only game that seems to suck memory dry is DA2 atm.
Yeah, AvP definitely would not be able to be run at 8xAA. I have a feeling the AMDs would do better if it was 6990+6970 in that test though due to the 3/4-way crossfire bridge bottleneck.

All AMD needs to do now is put 3 DP on 6950/70s and fix their bridge and you can have 3x 6950s Unlocked and OC at 950 for $750 for triple monitors instead of having to use 6990+6970.
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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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So, I was right all along that a 6990+6970 Tri-Fire set-up can go head-to-head with 580 Tri-SLI for 500$ less. Feels good to be right.

And we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the internet myth that ''580 Tri-SLI'' is MUCH better then ''6970X3'' (or 6990+6970).

Nvidia 580 are overpriced.

So once again: 580 Tri-SLI IS NOT FASTER then 6970X3. And it's costing 500$ MORE!
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Seriously? Get a grip on yourself,back the resolution down a notch or too and see what happens. Actually im surprised they had good enough ati drivers to make it through a complete benchmark. LOL
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