Originally Posted by Swolern I new it had to be too good to be true with AMD.
They have let me down in the past and I never went back. Still it was a valiant effort Vega.
So how many DVI-D ports do you have? Only 4, one on each card? Any display ports inputs on the Samsungs?
I88Bastar what's up with all that spacing in your post? U are a weird one......
Please don't take it as personal, and definitely I don't want to derail this awesome thread that actually is my default way to get in OCN. Just remembering a few points.
- Vega is pretty much pushing the technology to it's limits;
- 5 120hz panels are equal to 10 DVI-SL links;
- If vega lock his refresh rating to 60hz I guess he would be perfectly fine;
- With only one lightning he would be able to run those 5 panels @60hz in BF3 at full low settings with only FXAA high and keep playable framerates (while having fun with it);
- I know he would because I run BF3 at 3840x1920 with only one 6970DCII and it plays great at those settings;
- I'm not an AMD fanboy at all IMHO the best vga of all times is the Nvidia 8800GT;
- Remember that in 2009 with AMD you were already enabled to use 3 displays with only one vga, starting with VGAs at the $200 price range (before that only a TH2GO would cost $300 and was much more restricted), so if you have surround gaming with NVIDIA be thankful to AMD;
- In 2010 with the Eyefinity 6 cards you were already able to use up to six monitors with only one card (yes stock traders and other professionals do need this kind of setups);
- In december 2009 I bought an 5970 it was hot and loud as hell in my CM690 but it was already able to equal 2 5870s in clocks, in april 2010 it was already watercooled and running @1000Mhz core clock with 10.4 Catalyst it would net 35K GPU score at vantage a respectable score even today;
- I've switched to a 580DCII monster card, with great performance but again I could not use 3 monitors while one application was running in fullscreen, to make it run properly I'd need another 580 what was totally a waste of money (I was working with Unity3D designing games back then);
- So I've switched to a single 6970DCII and have been happy ever since with all DP connections smoothness, no tearing at all in games while using Eyefinity, Hydravision (if you don't know what it is this is something that alone would make worth the transition from NVIDIA to AMD in terms of desktop productivity with grids+multi desktops);
- So if you're disappointed with the 5 portrait support @120hz from AMD tell me what do you have in this regard from NVIDIA? What about 60hz in 5 portrait? Wait NVIDIA doesn't support 5 monitors, right?
- Don't get me wrong I think that after the 4XX fermi fiasco (besides the 460s), NVIDIA has been releasing great products, the 6xx turbo boost is a nice feature for non SLI use and for those that just buy a card and toss it inside the case;
- I just want people to recognize that AMD has good products in the last generations and have been INNOVATING a lot in the last years. There are buggy drivers, sure there are. But NVIDIA has it's glitches also (like why not support officially PCI-E 3.0 in X79? There is a risk of a great driver being released and no support at all to X79 PCI-E 3.0), I just can't take this "AMD complaining everywhere"
- I know I've derailed a lot lol, and this isn't in any sense personal to you Swolern is just a "wrap up" of things I've been reading a lot all over the place...