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This first take on Nvidia's FCAT tools and the things they can measure is just a beginning, so I don't have many conclusions for you just yet. But this is an awfully good start to a new era of GPU benchmarking. We can now see into the early stages of the rendering pipeline with Fraps and then determine exactly what's happening at the other end of the pipe when visuals are delivered to the display with FCAT. We can correlate the two and see how much leeway there is between them. And we also have videos that allow us to review the resulting animation with frame-by-frame precision, to show us the exact impact of any spikes or anomalies in the numbers we're seeing. These are the best tools yet for understanding real-time graphics performance, and they offer the potential for lots of new insights.

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Good stuff.
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From the article



Quad SSD Terabyte RAID0 drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif , now this is something that need Z87 board & 4 Intel SATA 3 ports. thumb.gif


In Nvidia's own words: "The way it's meant to be Benched. biggrin.gif"
Edited by sherlock - 3/27/13 at 5:46pm
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This is going to get ugly soon lol.

It's past midnight in the UK, good night all biggrin.gif
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Anandtech,tom's,pcper,techreport, all have stories on this new nvidia tool, really curious how the discussion will go on on these forums-will the threads be merged somehow?
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Originally Posted by Kuivamaa View Post

Anandtech,tom's,pcper,techreport, all have stories on this new nvidia tool, really curious how the discussion will go on on these forums-will the threads be merged somehow?

I wasn't sure to just post the link in those other threads or make a new thread. If an admin thinks it's necessary to merge this thread with the others he can go ahead smile.gif
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Yeah, not for us to decide anyway smile.gif
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post #8 of 43
Pretty much the same results as everyone else, which I guess is no surprise. They appear to show better "filtered" performance for 7970 CF than PCPer though, although that may be just that TR put it in Avg FPS numbers instead of a graph only.
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It would seem that Nvidia has decided to sacrifice raw fps for smooth fps.

Will be interested to see AMD's response. It will probably be professional just like the response to single card stutter.

Meanwhile, we'll have the usual suspects screaming conspiracy here because it's Nvidia's tool.
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not the best day to show us the 7990...that's for sure biggrin.gif
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