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post #11 of 43
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post
Something looks WAY OFF on the Crysis 2 bench. Only 57 FPS for a 6990 at 1920x1080? That simply can't be right. I'm close to that with a single 6970.
I only got about 60 fps on SLI 580s if I recall.

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This goes against everything I've read in other reviews.

Unless the drivers have achieved a 25%+ increase in performance.

That goes against everything I've known about drivers.
I can't see the article, but nvidia had massive boosts from 268.51 and beyond.

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Edited by RagingCain - 5/12/11 at 11:18am
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We’ve frequently criticized Nvidia for its predilection to developing exceedingly sophisticated single-processor graphics cards that often go too far ahead of their time. For example, the early versions of the G200 chip were manufactured on 65nm tech process that wasn’t appropriate for a graphics core incorporating as many as 1.5 billion transistors. As a result, the GeForce GTX 280 card had a TDP of over 200 watts and was measured to consume up to 178 watts in our own tests. It was only inferior to the dual-processor GeForce 9800 GX2 in this respect. Besides being hot and uneconomical, the G200 was also not very profitable to make on the tech process available for Nvidia at that time. The company eventually corrected this problem by releasing a 55nm version of the core under the codename of G200b.

Later, we had the same story with the GF100 which consisted of 3 billion transistors: the GeForce GTX 480 card consumed as much as 260 watts in 3D mode. It surpassed the power requirements of the Radeon HD 5970 which itself was far from economical.

Luckily for Nvidia, the situation improved with the introduction of 40nm tech process. While the GeForce GTX 480 could not lay claim to the title of the best single-processor graphics card of its time, the revised GF110 core made it possible for Nvidia to roll out the successful GeForce GTX 580.
As soon as I read that the article lost all credibility. Specifically the parts pertaining to the GTX 480.
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post #13 of 43
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I only got about 60 fps on SLI 580s if I recall.



I can't see the article, but nvidia had massive boosts from 268.51 and beyond.

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That's weird, because it's showing 580 SLI at 90 FPS in the review. And that seems to be more in line w/ what you should be getting with a dual card setup.
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That's weird, because it's showing 580 SLI at 90 FPS in the review. And that seems to be more in line w/ what you should be getting with a dual card setup.
Ah, phone screens.

Crysis 2

Just shy of 120 average for me.
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post #15 of 43
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We already knew two way sli beats two way crossfire. Nice way to.copy other review sites.
no, it dosent 2 hd6970's beat 2 580's
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Not sure why they tested 1600x900
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I'm waiting for ASUS to release their Mars II. Just get rid of the SLI connector and add two more 8-pin connectors and we'll be good.

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I'm waiting for ASUS to release their Mars II. Just get rid of the SLI connector and add two more 8-pin connectors and we'll be good.

^_^
Trade you GTX 590 for the Mars II Promise its fair
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post #19 of 43
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no, it dosent 2 hd6970's beat 2 580's
Since when?

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Not sure why they tested 1600x900
Yeah... was wondering the same thing... Who uses a 580 at 1600x900?

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Trade you GTX 590 for the Mars II Promise its fair
Perhaps... ^_^ Provided I couldn't support it enough in the CPU range.
     
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come on, 580s in SLI but no 6970s in Xfire? redonk.
 
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