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Lack of sufficient memory bandwidth further bottlenecked the card. As I state several times a day... But no one ever listens to me... rolleyes.gif
     
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Lack of sufficient memory bandwidth further bottlenecked the card. As I state several times a day... But no one ever listens to me... rolleyes.gif

Yeah 192GB/s is not enough for 4GB.
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True enthusiasts should be conducting these reviews because they don't give us the info we are looking for. No surround/eyefinity tests? fail. No mention of CAP profile used, which is a big deal AMD side. fail. Article was posted 4 days ago and using 12.2 drivers? fail.

Little things like this...

"On the dual GPU front we've got the HD 6990 which continues to be one of the fastest single GPU cards along with the HD 7970 in CrossFire and the same setup overclocked in Crossfire at over 1000MHz on the core."

fail.

nit picky? ok maybe but it all adds up to this monumental pile of useless data that really does nothing but confuse noobs and cause pointless infightiing amongt stupid fanboys.

this ones a real winner..

"30 FPS - It's the minimum number we aim for when it comes to games."

/facepalm - this is what we face.. lol

I don't care who wins, no fanboy here. Now fanboy of technology, pushing the envelope and quality information to help make informed decisions? Guilty. We just want relevant data and thorough testing. To much to ask? We usually just have to settle on doing proper comparisons ourselves unfortunately.
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I really would just like to see a microstutter comparison.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

Lack of sufficient memory bandwidth further bottlenecked the card. As I state several times a day... But no one ever listens to me... rolleyes.gif

The memory bandwidth is the same at their respective clockspeeds.
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Really? Testing games in multiplayer infers that you have a number of uncontrolled variables... Ping, server latency etc. There is a reason most reviewers don't test online versions of games extensively. There would be no way to control the external factors.

In that case there really is almost no incentive to benchmark BF3 at all because single player is so CPU limited it makes a 5850 look like a 7970, unless your using super crazy resolutions.

I see your point clearly but I'd rather see the reviewer do 3 or 4 5 minute multiplayer runs on different maps and then average them together, if even benchmark BF3. There are some sites that have done it, the viewer just needs to realize that there is a margin for error.
Expecting every reviewer to use the same configuration and every site to and receive the same results, even non BF3 benchmarks, is beyond stupid. I don't think people expect review sites to sync with each other, I'd hope they don't anyway.
Edited by pengs - 4/21/12 at 11:40am
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Who cares about BF3 benches, Metro2033 is the only bench that matters! If this is the potential of the 4gb cards I am rather disappointed, going to wait and see what the 690's look like before I make my purchase again. The MSI GTX 680 that I bought had a plethora of problems, so had to send it back and instead of getting a new card I got a refund frown.gif.
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They have a 4GB GTX 680 in SLI, but not a 2GB GTX 680 SLI setup to compare it to, and nothing at 5760 x 1200.
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This is what I'd like to see, how much does yours use?
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I think this comment on their own site just about sums up this crappy review:
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I cannot believe it... At least, YOU guys should not show yourself or act like nvidia fanboys! But what are you doing? Comparing two 7970 @ almost stock speed with two 1,2Ghz 680's. Hell, nice work. And now even I have to accept that the 7970's would be better anyway... They are almost as strong as the 680's in benches but even far away from their clock speeds. And for the lower price take a non reference 7970 and you definitely have the better deal. It's a shame you are manipulating this test that much to make the green card look better than its red rival.

First, they dont even test at multi-monitor resolutions which is where the 3 and 4GB frame buffers can really be pushed and then they try to pass off a tepid 1075mhz overclock on the 7970's as some kind of massive increase when almost every 7970 is capable of 1125mhz on stock voltage. Somebody needs to explain to TT that "stock" 680's actually overclock themselves far beyond that paltry 1075mhz they stuck the 7970's at...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I think this comment on their own site just about sums up this crappy review:
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I cannot believe it... At least, YOU guys should not show yourself or act like nvidia fanboys! But what are you doing? Comparing two 7970 @ almost stock speed with two 1,2Ghz 680's. Hell, nice work. And now even I have to accept that the 7970's would be better anyway... They are almost as strong as the 680's in benches but even far away from their clock speeds. And for the lower price take a non reference 7970 and you definitely have the better deal. It's a shame you are manipulating this test that much to make the green card look better than its red rival.
First, they dont even test at multi-monitor resolutions which is where the 3 and 4GB frame buffers can really be pushed and then they try to pass off a tepid 1075mhz overclock on the 7970's as some kind of massive increase when almost every 7970 is capable of 1125mhz on stock voltage. Somebody needs to explain to TT that "stock" 680's actually overclock themselves far beyond that paltry 1075mhz they stuck the 7970's at...

Just looking at the game list only Dirt 3 and AvP is AMD game and from those 2 Dirt 3 gets more fps with Nvidia GPUs. If anything this review favor Nvidia greatly.
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