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post #21 of 68
Wow, the 7970 got spanked. Drivers are an issue, despite what some say.
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This is so much money worth of GPUS ;o
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Yep... 

Multi-GPU and multi-monitor performance/stability is still lacking I'm afraid. 

 

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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post

Running Tri-Fire on debut drivers was destined for failure! Yet they had no choice....should have waited to do the review thumb.gif
This is actually a good thing, it should be a hard kick in the rear for AMD to get driver support for their 7000-series cards going. Running a single card isn't a problem, but CFX-support this generation has been severely lackinig.

Considering the randomness of CFX/SLI and microstutter, I have no issues believing 3x680 is smoother than 3x7970
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Thats true. Basically SLI is better in CF when both suck. Just because something is better then the other thing does not make it any better. Also i want to see if 12.4 did anything for AMD.

They were told the fix wouldn't be in 12.4. So either there will be a hotfix that has this in it before 12.5 or you won't see a a fix for tri-fire + eyefinity for another month, which will make it 5 months since release with no tri-fire support with eyefinity which is really sad. redface.gif
post #26 of 68
And some people say there's no difference in quality between AMD and NVIDIA drivers rolleyes.gif. Honestly AMD should make some changes to their driver team, maybe try to hire new developers.
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There is an overall smoothness and consistency advantage to SLI that is superior to CrossFireX when gaming at high resolutions like 5760x1200.

I might have to upgrade soon.
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post #28 of 68
They pick some games that are really not in good shape scaling wise on the AMD front. It's a shame the only decent driver is one that goes back to release date lol.
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both these cards are stunning tech to me. i went with one GTX 680 due to my familiarity with nvidia and the $100 less for a card. i still can't believe how close these cards are performance wise thumb.gif

think im going to step out of my comfort zone next upgrade and grab me a ATi card. nice read and just makes me jealous that will never be able to afford a set up like that.
post #30 of 68
It's a shame about AMD drivers because back when they were ATI they weren't nearly as bad. Maybe it's just a rose colored glasses moment for me but when I unboxed my shiny 9700pro back in the day I don't remember having near the amount of problems people seem to be having today.
    
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