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Learned something new. I thought WS Revolution was 16x16x8.
I'd be interested to see how 3 6970s perform compared to 6990+6970.

Overall, still the same conclusion. You get more bang for your buck with AMD. 3 6950s unlocked and OCd to 950 for $750 with 5760x1200 sounds good if it performs equally. You will have to put up with screen tearing though. AMD would be perfect if they put 3 DP on their single GPUs instead of a single link DVI.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/3/11 at 7:41am
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Allow me to quote the very same piece you did...



You are really grasping now. Your cards scale well, but you are also getting more and more butthurt with each post. The NF200 chip simply adds bandwidth to allow for more cards to run optimally.
im not really sure what to believe but you are quoting the marketing from asus really? of course they are going to say its ubersauce for both lol

it is odd that amd scores lower on some tests though
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im not really sure what to believe but you are quoting the marketing from asus really? of course they are going to say its ubersauce for both lol

it is odd that amd scores lower on some tests though
Simply pointing out that the NF200 chip adds pci-e bandwidth. I don't need to believe Asus to know that, they just happen to be the ones who said it in the quote.

The NF200 chips can be found in my board (MSI), Asus, EVGA and a few others. I don't see why it would ONLY allow Nvidia cards to flourish, especially when the AMD setup is only using two slots. The NF200 chip should be allowing the nVidia setup to use more than two slots optimally.

EDIT: I can admit when I'm wrong, so please, if I'm mistaken then call me on it. I'd rather learn something new than operate under false knowledge.

It's also why some boards have not only 1, but 2 NF200 chips to allow for more pci-e bandwidth and also for 2, 3, or 4 cards to talk to the NF200 and then it (NF200) will talk to the cpu.
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I do agree something is up...Hopefully they can figure it out. They should overclock that other system to 4.3 and run results.
Edited by dir_d - 5/3/11 at 7:28am
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I do agree something is up...Hopefully they can figure it out. They should overclock that other system to 4.3 and run results.

Lets rerun with Nvidia on the same ****ty x4 lines.
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Simply pointing out that the NF200 chip adds pci-e bandwidth. I can admit when I'm wrong, so please, if I'm mistaken then call me on it. I'd rather learn something new than operate under false knowledge.
How can a chip add bandwidth? It can not. In fact just the opposite is true. Its a bridging chip that adds latency to the pcie lanes. What do we do here? Might I suggest you look in the benchmarking section of this forum? That proves you wrong, plain pure and simple.
NF stands for Nvidia Force here is a short explanatory post on the evga forums what a bridging chip NF200 does. NO it doesn't add bandwidth.
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=120725&mpage=1

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...11-scores.html
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Wow, big surprise here! Wait, no it isn't. Ended up pretty much like I said it would. Get a gaming clocked CPU and don't put the third 580 in a 4x slot and it walks over the AMD setup.

Oh by the way, an NF200 is just a dumb hardware PCI-E lane splitter and isn't "programmed" to do anything let alone favor nVidia cards. Some people are truly hilarious.
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Wow, big surprise here! Wait, no it isn't. Ended up pretty much like I said it would. Get a gaming clocked CPU and don't put the third 580 in a 4x slot and it walks over the AMD setup.

Oh by the way, an NF200 is just a dumb hardware PCI-E lane splitter and isn't "programmed" to do anything let alone favor nVidia cards. Some people are truly hilarious.
Considering its $1000 vs $1500 no ****? would be pretty damn sad if nvidia couldnt win, and it is a bit fishy considering the results went down in 1 game

Still would rather see 3x 6970s instead of 6990 + 6970.

I could buy 2 6990s or 4 6970s for the price of 3 580s
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How can a chip add bandwidth? It can not.What do we do here? Might I suggest you look in the benchmarking section of this forum? That proves you wrong, plain pure and simple.

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...11-scores.html
The score chart is blocked while I'm at work, I'll look when I'm at home tonight.

Perhaps I'm stating it incorrectly, but this explains it fairly well.

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Oh by the way, an NF200 is just a dumb hardware PCI-E lane splitter and isn't "programmed" to do anything let alone favor nVidia cards. Some people are truly hilarious.
I do hope you are not talking about me. I may have attempted to explain in incorrectly, but I do understand what it does.
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Simply pointing out that the NF200 chip adds pci-e bandwidth. I don't need to believe Asus to know that, they just happen to be the ones who said it in the quote.

The NF200 chips can be found in my board (MSI), Asus, EVGA and a few others. I don't see why it would ONLY allow Nvidia cards to flourish, especially when the AMD setup is only using two slots. The NF200 chip should be allowing the nVidia setup to use more than two slots optimally.

EDIT: I can admit when I'm wrong, so please, if I'm mistaken then call me on it. I'd rather learn something new than operate under false knowledge.

It's also why some boards have not only 1, but 2 NF200 chips to allow for more pci-e bandwidth and also for 2, 3, or 4 cards to talk to the NF200 and then it (NF200) will talk to the cpu.
By the looks of this review, your 3 card setup is being held back pretty badly! Better start saving.
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