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I'm in agreement.
I highly doubt there's a need for SLI unless you use 2560x1440/1600. I personally ran witcher 2 at max settings (minus ubersampling) on a single GTX 580 ages ago @ 1080p. As far as ubersampling goes, there is no hardware in existence that can run that well - SGSSAA is far too taxing even for the best hardware.
Of course, you can nitpick and find highly dubious scenarios such as metro 2033 or crysis 2 absolutely maxed out which can dip below 60 fps potentially on some occasions. Those are definitely the exception - personally I would probably not use SLI for a mere 1080p resolution.
I just don't understand why one would saddle a great SLI setup with 1080p. Personally after seeing surround and using 2560 resolution, I cannot go back to 1080p. I've seen surround as well and was impressed - as soon as tiny bezel IPS panels are released i'll head down that route.

I had a Dell U3011 and yes the resolution was great but the lag was not for me. 120hz is so silky smooth over 80fps on 24" computer monitors. Like you I'll never go back either. To anything 60hz. Cheers
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Someone's trying to justify his purchase bashing the competitor? rolleyes.gif
@Asus: Nice card! I'd rather see more pictures of the heart of the beast though, usually the PCB is what's interesting about these cards, not the fan shroud biggrin.gif

you have described a lot of 7950 users here....
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Also in Ultra settings it is very much necessary to have a GTX690 or equivelant to keep the fps above 100fps to truely enjoy what 120hz is all about on BF3.
 
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His comment was people running 1080 do not need gtx 690's.

I game at 1080 and would use 2 690's if it gave me 100% stable 60fps no matter what I played. No matter what settings I threw at it.

And sure screen size means nothing but having a mate running a 27 inch 3d screen and wearing his coke bottle glasses to game and other guys with triple 24 and another with triple 27 inch setups I know what I bloody prefer:P.
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Also in Ultra settings it is very much necessary to have a GTX690 or equivelant to keep the fps above 100fps to truely enjoy what 120hz is all about on BF3.

That's cool, I can respect your opinion. My own is that I really enjoy the higher pixel count of high resolution IPS, 2560x1600 has nearly double the pixels of 1080p - looks really great and detailed in games. A 30" is also monstrous for computer gaming, I love it. But, I also do a lot of work on my PC as well.

Guess it's a judgement call thing.
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I had a Dell U3011 and yes the resolution was great but the lag was not for me. 120hz is so silky smooth over 80fps on 24" computer monitors. Like you I'll never go back either. To anything 60hz. Cheers

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Liquid cooling. Nice. So what happens when it leaks? =D
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Where's my reply?

What do you want me to say? Yes you have had some nice cards and you have more experience with the newer generation then I do. My last setup was a pair of 580's with a 2500k. Had that setup for awhile. But I could barely keep above 60fps on BF3 ultra. My new rig is miles ahead and so much smoother. I've never been much into overclocking gpu's. Although I've never tried since my rigs have always been built for me. Was always told its more headache then its worth for just gaming. So I've tried to stay with the top tier cards to avoid this. Bf3 was really the first game I've played that really brought my old system to its knee's. I honestly don't know too much at all about Pc hardware. Only the stuff I've owned. I spend most of my free time with Home Theater and my cars. I do pretty well for myself and family and like to have nice things. You clearly aren't doing too bad yourself so congrats for that. Sorry for taking a shot at your height. Its was uncalled for as was your initial rudeness.
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That is the ugliest card I have ever seen, no exceptions. Kill it with nuclear fire. I don't care if it was four 7970 GPU's with a bazillion gigs of Vram that would turn my PC into Skynet and enslave the earth at my bidding, no way would that abomination come near my case.
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I am somewhat of a ROG fan boy but i really can't see what is the point of this cards is but what the heck maybe i will luck out and me and my father and will buy 1 and keep it in our shop
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