Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d
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.
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
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.
Originally Posted by jtom320
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.