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post #31 of 131
These cards aren't for anyone who wants to save money. They are not for sane people.
For 99.9999% of the players, playing on high instead of very high and using just 2xAA against 4xAA is more than enough for quality. And with the speed of most games, they will not feel the difference.
Let alone playing in 3 monitors at eyefinity/surround.

Some people just want to have it all. And pay for it.
If someone puts the money on 3 good quality monitors for gaming, he will also put enough money for the GPU to back it up. And if he has enough $$, he will put enough to play it maxed out.

These are what these cards are meant for.
And if someone has an issue with a "lol 4000$", most likely is jealous. I know I am.

(And yeah, I know I have 4x680s. But I'm happy with them, and the fact that in a few months the 7xx series will come out with almost or same cores as the titans, at half the price).
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post #32 of 131
Well, now that I know I'll be fine with my PSU, I'll run some 4-way tests myself. I just happen to have 4 for binning purposes, so, maybe I'll throw all 4 in at once for the hell of it. If I feel like bumping tsm off that top spot in the Heaven thread buttkick.gif
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Very low practical value, no thanks.
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Could be the CPU. Even though it's a SNB-E, it's still only at 3.3Ghz.
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Very low practical value, no thanks.
Exactly what I was thinking. This is possibly one of the least practical things you could do with your computer. Quite useless, too.
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As an owner of 4-way SLI 680s, I can vouch that some games do work better, smoother and give more FPS at tri-sli or just plain sli vs quad.
Some games' code isn't up to par with multi GPU, and even with updated drivers, quad sometimes cause more micro-stuttering and just plain lower FPS.

So I agree that negative scaling is there. Its per game. Sometimes adding a 4th card will only add 2 FPS at most, sometimes you lose those 4 FPS.

Better drivers over time can fix it, sometimes they don't.

I don't completely disagree , but its not less than 0% for me on C3!, as this incompetent review appears to be pointing out, and there are numerous other inconsistencies, which makes this review a good laugh, at best.
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Forget gaming. That's some serious compute potential there. I wonder how much PPD you could get with a setup like that.
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Forget gaming. That's some serious compute potential there. I wonder how much PPD you could get with a setup like that.

thumb.gif will be trying that out too!
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Oh gimme a break, hyperbole much? Crysis games have always been like this, scalable for future machines - The game is perfectly playable at 1080p by lowering 2 or 3 settings. I play at 2560x1600 and the game plays fantastic, higher than 60 fps most of the time. Do I max it out? No, i'm not stupid, I lower 1-2 settings and use FXAA which gives me very fast framerates.

You just can't blindly max everything out; crysis 1 was no different at launch but it played absolutely fantastic by lowering a few settings. I played that game at 60+ fps at 1280x1024 back then, just like I play crysis 3 at 2560x1600 now..... this is a crysis game and like prior games - designed to scale for future machines.

Someone is mad rofl.... You must not be a hardware enthusiast. True enthusiasts do everything possible to get performance,power,max settings, inspired to push all hardware for greater power,performance without regard to what costs what. every little detail land fps matters smile.gif

Deal with it tongue.gif
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I don't completely disagree , but its not less than 0% for me on C3!, as this incompetent review appears to be pointing out, and there are numerous other inconsistencies, which makes this review a good laugh, at best.

I can agree on the 6xx series, because the drivers are ripe. But I don't know about the titan. And neither do you. You are claiming too many things without knowing anything.

quad-sli of titans is a whole different ball game. I can top my GPUs easy at 1440p in crysis 3, but maybe quad titans are topping their CPU instead.
A low CPU (either at stock or even at 4.5ghz, I don't know in what ghz they tested on the games), can cripple the GPUs in general, and the more you add, the more CPU is needed just to sync the cards with the drivers. If your CPU is already bottle-necked, adding another card will just make it even worse.

This means I understand their numbers if they used the CPU at stock or at least a low OC was used, and the drivers are just not ready for it.
You might end up having to use an IB-E cpu at 5.5ghz to truly stop bottle-necking the GPUs. I don't know until we get better drivers. Even guru3d got odd numbers at tri-sli sometimes, which shows there is some bottle-neck, and it might hinder the SLI.
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