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Overkill is only a waste of money if you can't afford it. My parents use my old quadfire 5970 rig for web surfing. If you can afford 4 gpus why the hell not? Having more than gpu is about as necessary as high end watercooling. It's not needed but why the heck not do it.

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Source?



Read. Comprehend. Learn.

A build on here with 4 way sli 3gb 580s where benching was done
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post #122 of 148
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Originally Posted by tout View Post
He claims to run 6 5970s on an EVGA Classified SR2 motherboard, yeah like that would be possible. Don't bother commenting on his page, he has to approve it.

Was wondering about that..

To my only knowledge with the current CPU and enough x16 slots for GPUs, I wonder-

"If you have that many video cards, what board do you have? If it's some ancient piece of hardware, you've got a bottleneck. Then I'll just laugh at you."

Someone has posted that the rig is like, what, $5000?
Takes a little more than $5000 to power an SR-2 rig with six rolls of 59xx and 5 (you mean 6x295 LOL) 580s.

It pisses me off so much that people like this on Youtube have to make so many stupid things like this, then unable to comment? Makes me even laugh more LOL.
Just toss those cards out the window, because there's no way you'll ever run them.. If he ever gets word from this post.. suggest you get 7x low profile cards.. and fold

edit:

just read the post above me

QUAD 5970 FOR SURFING?

Give me your parent's address so I can raid them
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post #123 of 148
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QUAD 5970 FOR SURFING?

Give me your parent's address so I can raid them
He forgot to mention that they have a 9 display array of 2560x1440 displays for extreme internet viewing.
post #124 of 148
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He forgot to mention that they have a 9 display array of 2560x1440 displays for extreme internet viewing.
And uses IE
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post #125 of 148
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i already gave you the source, shows you how much you pay attention

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9885...ng-thread.html

and the link u gave is from 2008, seriously?


edit: and as far as it being "a waste of money" thats your opinion (which you are more entitled to) but dont state it as fact
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Sorry but after reading your posts through this whole thread this was the only image I could think of to describe my feelings towards you..
I already stated it wouldn't surprise me to see that a little has changed.
I admitted that already.

:facepalm:

What this seems to be about now is the amount.
Lets revise shall we?

It's been 18 months since I last looked when NOTHING supported it, and you've mentioned 1, maybe 2 games that support it properly. Someone posted a chart showing 7 games can benefit but in many of those cases its 5-15 FPS, or very poor 4th GPU scaling. As poor as it gets.

So, with these results, would you, today, go out and buy a quad setup?
I don't think anyone who wouldn't have before would do it now, but I certainly think anyone that would have before would do it now, just to do it.

Buts lets be clear.
It has improved some since I last looked, but the results are atrocious for what you pay, and the amount of games are basically next to nothing that run well on it.

MY opinion hasn't changed that its a complete waste of money, but (again) thats just my .02.



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I was going to post the vegas scaling thread but someone already did. .
A game that runs it well! OMG everyone go buy Quad GPU's!
lol.
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post #127 of 148
Actually in the process of building a 4way sli rig (check sig). It gives me something to do with the money and a project so not really a waste to me. Overkill? Not entirely when running surround but mostly.

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Originally Posted by anexanhume View Post
He forgot to mention that they have a 9 display array of 2560x1440 displays for extreme internet viewing.
Actually a hanns g 27 incher. They buy all my old rigs from me. I wanted tri sli 480s last year so I sold the rig to them for cheap. Rig paid for 3 + water blocks at launch
 
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post #128 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
I already stated it wouldn't surprise me to see that a little has changed.
I admitted that already.

:facepalm:

What this seems to be about now is the amount.
Lets revise shall we?

It's been 18 months since I last looked when NOTHING supported it, and you've mentioned 1, maybe 2 games that support it properly. Someone posted a chart showing 7 games can benefit but in many of those cases its 5-15 FPS, or very poor 4th GPU scaling. As poor as it gets.

So, with these results, would you, today, go out and buy a quad setup?
I don't think anyone who wouldn't have before would do it now, but I certainly think anyone that would have before would do it now, just to do it.

Buts lets be clear.
It has improved some since I last looked, but the results are atrocious for what you pay, and the amount of games are basically next to nothing that run well on it.

MY opinion hasn't changed that its a complete waste of money, but (again) thats just my .02.





A game that runs it well! OMG everyone go buy Quad GPU's!
lol.
it was 7 games that worked quite fine with it, and looking at the raw fps increase is stupid, % increase is more relavant in this case and the % increase was fine with those games

and yes if i had the one id have 4 of my gpus instead of 2

edit: and to be clear, i dont care if you call it a waste of money thats your opinion and thats fine, but saying it is scaling poorly is incorrect
Edited by Blindsay - 7/7/11 at 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
Actually a hanns g 27 incher. They buy all my old rigs from me. I wanted tri sli 480s last year so I sold the rig to them for cheap. Rig paid for 3 + water blocks at launch
For the love of Christ you could have at least pulled and sold 3 of the 5970's. Hell, pull them all and replace with cheapo 56xx or something.
post #130 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
I already stated it wouldn't surprise me to see that a little has changed.
I admitted that already.

:facepalm:

What this seems to be about now is the amount.
Lets revise shall we?

It's been 18 months since I last looked when NOTHING supported it, and you've mentioned 1, maybe 2 games that support it properly. Someone posted a chart showing 7 games can benefit but in many of those cases its 5-15 FPS, or very poor 4th GPU scaling. As poor as it gets.

So, with these results, would you, today, go out and buy a quad setup?
I don't think anyone who wouldn't have before would do it now, but I certainly think anyone that would have before would do it now, just to do it.

Buts lets be clear.
It has improved some since I last looked, but the results are atrocious for what you pay, and the amount of games are basically next to nothing that run well on it.

MY opinion hasn't changed that its a complete waste of money, but (again) thats just my .02.





A game that runs it well! OMG everyone go buy Quad GPU's!
lol.
Thanks for revising your statement......Looks much better, and yes you are entitled to your opinion, I will not challenge that.
   
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LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ATX Mod... Silverstone Sugo 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 5960X ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4 2666 Intel 400GB 750 Series NVMe PCIe (OS drive) Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB (2 in RAID 0) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... CPU Cooler [Summer-Time] = Watercool HEATKILLER... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU Cooler [Winter-Time] = Custom 300W ss phase... Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Radiator (4 x 1... Feser X-Changer Triple (3 x 120mm) Swiftech MCP655 (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 (3) ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor Ducky Mini PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Xigmatek Elysium [Black w/ Window] Razer Naga Hex MOBA Perixx DX-2000XXL Boston Acoustics MicroMediaSpeaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 363D EVGA Supernova 1300G2 - 1300W PSU (second PSU) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k RAMPAGE IV EXTREME ASUS GTX 590 Samsung 30nm 4 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB 1TB WD Green 300GB WD Velociraptor (4 in RAID 0) LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ATX Mod... Silverstone Sugo 
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