I hadn't realized so many people were hanging onto that old information that I put out way back in 'Jan 11. Those tests I did were in reference to my current setup at the time. That happened to be 4-Way crossfire 6970's on a 8x/8x/8x/8x PCI-E 2.0 P67 with a NF200 bridge and using AMD launch drivers. There just wasn't enough bandwidth to properly run 12-mega-pixels and the incredibly poor AMD drivers didn't help anything. I even spoke to AMD about the crossfire bridge limitations on their forums. I found out that the crossfire bridges and SLI bridges don't really handle frame swapping. The PCI-E bus does that and the bridges are mainly used for synchronization data. That high of a stress, that limited of bandwidth and those poor of drivers at that time led to epic failure. Hence why I moved on to the 3GB 580's so fast (X58) and it worked out great.
At that point in time that was the information I had and what worked, and what didn't. What "Levesque" pointed out in some thread nine-months
late on a completely different chip-set and drivers I couldn't care less about. Especially for a user, if you've read his post history, is so anti-Nvidia and pro AMD it borders on fanaticism. Yet you would rather take his word and screen shot of him playing a game (such compelling evidence) versus someone who is brand neutral and has tested every high end GPU from both manufacturers for the last five years.
You should also realize that I don't doubt your knowledge about anything for that matter
I have read through all your build logs Vega. In fact, I was butthurt for a long time at AMD that this would even be a problem. I just stated that you indeed could have had a mistake. And The bolded part of your quote, see that would have been interesting information to know. In fact, in that very thread, a user does state to contact amd about the matter. I scoffed at the idea, didn't think they would address those issues for consumers.
Hey man, in that EVGA thread, you did state that some games simply would not run. Unless that user purposely photoshopped game images over his eyefinity setup, I was hard pressed to see otherwise. See, that is why I stated the drivers could be at fault, you launched that data on your x58 vs p67 comparison just weeks after the first post release drivers for 69xx series. It wouldn't be the first time that drivers have thrown off data. And the stress placed by you wouldn't help either.
I want to clarify, do you still have that evga thread available. It had fancy graphs. Real fancy I will give you that. But the reason I bring it up is because it showed that you did have difficulty trying to run tri/quad crossfire. Just want to clarify.
And as to why I trusted the guy: It was 2am and I said these very words:
Ahh well I see. I mean Id like to see an actually thread bout this. Xtremesystems thinks vega was fine. And he provided some decent benchmarks. That'd great that you've found this. Don't blame me for this and say misinformation, I dont see you anywhere on the radar. I'm tried of this minformation BS. AMD has no white paper on this that I know of. Where am I supposed to find this information? I never said my information is correct! I read regularly and when people seem to be in confirmation I'd tend to agree. Who the heck buys 3 gpus anyways. Who the heck cares or th most part.
Here instead of sounding like a vroken record (stop spreading misinformation). Go make your voice heard, correct my post politely, and stop blaming others. I won't apologize for this and I'll continue to say what I will till I see information to otherwise.
Since he did infact prove me wrong, I was like, well darn aren't I just plain ignorant.Edited by Spykerv - 4/12/12 at 6:37pm