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seriously if it stutters it aint the card normally.
tis either some conflict or usererror.

no issue at 5040x1050 1200mhz 7970.
runs fine with the settings I use.
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12.11 Beta 7.

Running 1.2Ghz Core, 6Ghz (1500Mhz x4) MEM, 11k in 3dMark.

BF3 on All High with some User.cfg entries added (debug mode, resource monitor etc).

6048x1080, only High Post (no deferred, if it is on it's only at 2x, not sure if i turned it off or not.). Maintains VSYNC 60FrPS 98% of the time, the only time it drops isnt even GPU Related.

Difference from HIGH-Ultra = a 50-60% Frame Rate hit for nearly no advantage at all.

I play games to play, not to sit and stare at the extreme tessellation and bump mapping that make it look too pretty.

if turning on something offers no advantage, but instead hinders your ability to smoothly track and fire, dont see why people turn it on.

I've run into so many people that whine that they got killed because their frame rate dropped (excuses), then say they run it on high/ultra on a 7770.. hahaha.
Edited by SkateZilla - 12/7/12 at 2:35pm
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This may surprise you, but not everyone plays competitively.

Some play for fun, some play because they love interactive benchmarks. All valid reasons to play.
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This may surprise you, but not everyone plays competitively.
Some play for fun, some play because they love interactive benchmarks. All valid reasons to play.

Interactive benchmarking is where you start blowing frantically on your card during a 3dmark run because the fan failed. thumb.gif
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knowing the limits of your hardware and configuring the engine to run on what you have is part of that aspect.

if my card wasnt 300Mhz overclocked Core, and 250x4 Overclocked on the MEM, I doubt I'd be able to maintain VSYNC.
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I've run into so many people that whine that they got killed because their frame rate dropped (excuses), then say they run it on high/ultra on a 7770.. hahaha.


I've seen those excuses before. When ever someone says they died for XX reason, its an excuse. There are only two excuses I will validate. One your girl friend/wife is messing with you. The second reason you had to take a piss/ or grab a smoke. Anything other than those 2 its just an excuse in my eyes.

I max the settings out as long as i stay above 40fps. In bf3 i play at 5760x1080 on high. Sure ultra looks better, but doesn't look that much better. I also turn motion blur off. I don't know of anyone who actually plays with that on, at least in multiplayer.

Honestly 7950 is plenty for 1080p gaming, if you overclock it then its even better. If running 1440p or 1600p You are going to need at least a overclocked 7970 or 680 Preferably crossfire 7870's and higher. or Sli 670 and higher. If your running eyeinfinity resolutions GO AMD. Here is why. 7970 crossfire is faster than 680 sli, and by a good margin at these resolutions in pretty much all of the new demanding titles.




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I've seen those excuses before. When ever someone says they died for XX reason, its an excuse. There are only two excuses I will validate. One your girl friend/wife is messing with you. The second reason you had to take a piss/ or grab a smoke. Anything other than those 2 its just an excuse in my eyes.

Oh that's just too narrow.

What about when the jewels itch? Maybe UPS is dropping off a piece of hardware in the rain? There's a strange gurgling coming from the bathroom and you think you see water creeping out from under the door?

Spiders, man.... Spiders.....
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My 7950 @ 1207MHz Matched 3d mark Scores of a 7970 running 1200Mhz.

So either I have a really good model, or they have a defective one, or the 7950 simply is more efficient at higher clocks.

Chipset, CPU and Ram are pretty much the same spec (1600@18xx, FX8 Core at 4Ghz, 990FX.)


Yeah I turn motion Blur OFF, and may drop bezel correction off too to save 288x1080px=311040 total pixels from having to be drawn, which arent even visible unless you take a screenshot, so it's wasting power.

plus, sometimes I lose track of things that go behind the bezel.
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Oh that's just too narrow.
What about when the jewels itch? Maybe UPS is dropping off a piece of hardware in the rain? There's a strange gurgling coming from the bathroom and you think you see water creeping out from under the door?
Spiders, man.... Spiders.....

im not talking excuses when they are pretty much AFK or distracted, Im talking in a blatant close quarters fire fight, they get beat and blame it on the low FPS (my brother does it every now and then).

I killed all the "special effects" (mo-blur, MSAA,) dropped him to low, and made a custom CFG File to drop shader shadowing etc to lower resolutions, he maintains 60fps now and never complains. on a 6850.
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My 7950 @ 1207MHz Matched 3d mark Scores of a 7970 running 1200Mhz.
So either I have a really good model, or they have a defective one, or the 7950 simply is more efficient at higher clocks.
Chipset, CPU and Ram are pretty much the same spec (1600@18xx, FX8 Core at 4Ghz, 990FX.)
Yeah I turn motion Blur OFF, and may drop bezel correction off too to save 288x1080px=311040 total pixels from having to be drawn, which arent even visible unless you take a screenshot, so it's wasting power.
plus, sometimes I lose track of things that go behind the bezel.

Well seeing as that is technically impossible i'm gonna go withe the 7970 being defective
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