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ah, Green Vs. Red, without each other, we would not have this much argument and fun going on
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How did you determine that the results from 2-3 separate cards each using it's own pcie slot were comparable to 3 gpus only using 2 pcie slots?
I just added an extra source of info. I didn't state what part of the bandwidth argument it applied to. You can use this data to come up with your own conclusions
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ah, Green Vs. Red, without each other, we would not have this much argument and fun going on
Haha, this is so much more fun than Off-Topic!
 
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Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post
Maybe this will help the bandwidth argument.

So AMD actually benefits slightly more of doubled pcie lines provided by the Nvidia chip. At least on the P67.

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I'm sure Nvida engineers lost hours and hours and hours ''tweaking'' the NF200 chip to get the most from AMD cards, there only competitor.

Exactly.

Look birther, there goes another of your theories down the drain.



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NF200 = Nvidia chip optimized for Nvidia GPUs./End thread.Usual Nvidia shady tactics. They did worst in the past.

Edited by atomhard - 5/3/11 at 11:39am
post #45 of 168
I think we need a flowchart for GPU upgrade paths.

If X58 & >2 GPU's choose AMD
If X67 & >2 GPU's choose NVIDIA

Sadly the NF200 chip does raise some questions. Poor HardOCP. Few people ever just say 'Good Job on the article'. Well I'll bold it so they might see it:




HardOCP, good job on your 3-Way GPU testing. We appreciate you listening to our input and trying to respond to the various points we have made. If your feeling frustrated by impolite or illogical comments just remember: You cant please all of the people all of the time. Thanks!




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This is really what I expected. I still am suprised how they performed on a slower CPU. But of course Tri SLI needs more CPU. I just never knew that AMD cards would do that well with such low CPU cycles.
 
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This is really what I expected. I still am suprised how they performed on a slower CPU. But of course Tri SLI needs more CPU. I just never knew that AMD cards would do that well with such low CPU cycles.
In all fairness, an i7-920 is still an extremely fast CPU and considering the long standing trend of games no longer being CPU limited, it is kind of a stretch to assume that the cards are being limited by a high end processor as opposed to the cards simply reaching the limits engine
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post #48 of 168
AMD has QPU to speed up code execution, thread parallelism.

Nvidia needs fast CPU.

Also running 3x1920x1200 with GTX 580 x4 PCIe, was not very smart.
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HardOCP, good job on your 3-Way GPU testing. We appreciate you listening to our input and trying to respond to the various points we have made. If your feeling frustrated by impolite or illogical comments just remember: You cant please all of the people all of the time. Thanks!




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This.. But also "..told ya so."
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Also running 3x1920x1200 with GTX 580 x4 PCIe, was not very smart.
But running 2 GPU in x4 is, as long as they're AMD's GPU.
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