Originally Posted by Juliancahillane
I think this review is very silly indeed. Our eyes cannot pickup the fluctuations of milliseconds it takes to process each frame. All wee see are slight differences in 10s of frames per second. These jumps in performance they talk about are also very erratic, I've never seen my cards dip and jump in performance like that, they always provide a smooth and uniform framerate, with miniscule fluctuations, which are not noticeable at all. Their system must be unstable LOL
Edit: dips into the low 30s are obviously going to be more erratic as cards can be seen to cope with certain sections even less easily, two cards are going to perform less harmoniously and this will be more apparent when the cards cannot pull many more fps, but who plays with their cards at a struggle? Turn the settings down - simple, I've just solved the micro stuttering problem.
Micro-stutter is easily visible especially at higher resolutions.
I've had about two dozen multi-arrays and tested them for my own use (and others). It's never been about maximum or minimum FPS; My paired GTX580's for example never dipped below 90 FPS in some games and yet hitching or stutter was obvious in certain situations within games.
In fact I ran duplicate systems side by side at the same resolution, one setup with dual 580s and one with a single 580 and tested several games. Even though the single card showed lower max and minimum FPS in fraps, it was easily smoother to the eye. Even my kid noticed it.
I went through all the testing in order to justify my $1000 dollars in dual 580's. You'll note that my sig rig now only has one