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So let me get this straight...

A card that performs up there with GTX580 SLI and HD6970 Crossfire...is beaten by two little itty bitty GTX560Ti's in SLI?

I find that laughable honestly. And no, I'm by far NOT a fan of either company in particular. My last card was a 580, card before that was a 470, card before that was a 4890....it keeps going back.

Oh, and you must've been doing something pretty wrong. I'm at a higher resolution than you with my 7970 (2560x1600, you're at 2560x1440). And I have absolutely NO issues maxing ANY game out, and keeping a fluid 60+ FPS, with the exception of modded Crysis and Metro2033....which both perform better than my 580 did at 1080p, but with the 7970 at 2560x1600.
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But what does it matter if the person who is playing doesn't notice it when they are using a multi card setup?
Of course the 7970 without AA and overclocked will perform with 590/6990's.
So even if you had a 2560x1440 120Hz monitor you wouldn't go with multi gpu? sad.

Old AMD cards didn't like AA. The 7970 performs very well with AA.

As I said above if I felt the need to go CF/SLI again I would only do it with top end cards. SLIing mid-range cards in my experience was a bad choice simple as that.
    
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So why buy a $550+ card and not be able to max games out? proves that AMD are still behind if older generation opposition cards can out perform their new stuff.
The 7970 is not bad at AA as far as I can tell...

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ABSOLUTELY incorrect. Have you even owned a 7970, or are you just speaking out of your a**? Looking blindly at FPS numbers as your sole foundation of reason and argument here is entirely flawed. No reason to turn off Vsync? LOL, I guess you don't play many First Person Shooters, do you... Vsync will make almost any competitive FPS player cringe at the input lag.
Your argument stating that a 7970 OC'd wont beat 2 560s in SLI? Rofl. A 7970 can match 6990 performance when OC'd but can't handle 2 560s... right.
And in regards to your statement about 'shooting a frame that doesn't exist anymore' when not using Vsync. That absolutely makes ZERO sense. The amount of time it takes for a frame to refresh is MUCH quicker than any human's reflexes, so even with a slight screen tear for 1/60th of a second won't mean jack.

That's on-point.
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So let me get this straight...
A card that performs up there with GTX580 SLI and HD6970 Crossfire...is beaten by two little itty bitty GTX560Ti's in SLI?
I find that laughable honestly. And no, I'm by far NOT a fan of either company in particular. My last card was a 580, card before that was a 470, card before that was a 4890....it keeps going back.
Oh, and you must've been doing something pretty wrong. I'm at a higher resolution than you with my 7970 (2560x1600, you're at 2560x1440). And I have absolutely NO issues maxing ANY game out, and keeping a fluid 60+ FPS, with the exception of modded Crysis and Metro2033....which both perform better than my 580 did at 1080p, but with the 7970 at 2560x1600.

Word. The lack of actual graphs/benchmarks make me think some serious trolling (and possibly fanboyism) is at play here.

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SLI/CFX setups are awful. You don't notice how bad microstutter is in my experience until you go back to a single card setup. This is coming from someone who has owned both 5850CF and 480SLI. A single 7970 blows both setups out of the water.
I kind of doubt the 560 SLI even in raw numbers is faster then a 7970 (Considering in many games a 7970 matches a 590/6990) but even if it is I wouldn't want to have that setup.
Only time I would want a multi-GPU setup is if the cards were absolute top end (7970CF/580SLI). No doubt those feel smoother and perform better then a single card. Anything lower then that though give me a single powerful GPU.

Also yes. I just got a GTX 480 and I prefer the smooth, stutter-free, lag-free experience over my previous HD 6990 and GTX 590, although it obviously doesn't match the experience my 580 was giving me.
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No doubt the 7970 is a beast of a card and shouldn't have any issues maxing games. I'd still take my SLI 580 setup over a single 7970 in a heartbeat though.....



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Of course, my goal is to have two 7970's in CF very soon.... wink.gif
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Well maybe I was doing something wrong. But in the end the 560ti's 2GB would basically stay at 55-60 frames on every map. The 7970 would do 35-60 on every map. Max frames they kept up but on some maps like say Caspian border in the forest area the SLI setup would go down to like 55, the 7970 would go down to 35 in the same area with the exact same settings. So call it what you want, user error etc. When I lowered the res to 1920x1080 then the 7970 would not move from 60 frames nor would the SLI setup. They were both stuck on 60 frames on every map.
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Is you CPU OCed at all or it is at stock speeds??
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And he doesnt even tell us which game it was... oh wait must've been Worms 2.
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And he doesnt even tell us which game it was... oh wait must've been Worms 2.

Battlefield 3.
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I can't play BF3 without Vsync, single card or SLI/Xfire, I play on a normal 60hz montior, and if the FPS rise's above 60FPS in BF3 I get wicked screan tearing, I mean WICKED screwn tearing, to the point where playing is impossible let alone competative game play. This effect is removed compleatly when vsync is on. and its not just my rig, my back up rig and a few of my friends rigs, same thing. With a standerd normal 60hz monitor screen tearing happends above 60 FPS.
If you dont know, Screen tearing is when your monitor cannot refresh fast enough to keep up with the incoming image's from the video output. Its a common issue. Unless your suggesting that every human has a 120hz monitor.

Same here. Without V-sync I get crazy screen tearing. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce screen tearing, other than getting a better monitor?
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