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The second part of our final reveal of the Frame Rating performance methods have shown us some interesting results for the $999 and above card lineups as they stand today. The Radeon HD 7970s in CrossFire, representing the currently available and upcoming HD 7990s don't look great in our testing as we mentioned above, and I would seriously consider your buying decision before picking up this configuration.

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 and GTX Titan present another debate though on the issue of single versus multi-GPU options. In our testing the GTX 690 definitely introduces more frame time variance than the GTX Titan, but the cards are so fast as it is that running the GTX 690 at single monitor resolutions like 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 don't cause a big enough problem to be a factor, thus giving it the edge because of the higher average frame rates. The GTX Titan is a powerful card and performs admirably in the single display testing but it really stands away from the GTX 690 on multi-monitor resolutions like 5760x1080 where the 6GB frame buffer can help a TON. Not having to worry about moving frames between GPUs at that resolution also helps produce a smoother animation as well. If you are buying a $1000 card and you think you might want to run NVIDIA Surround, then the GTX Titan is your better solution.
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Frame rate fluctuations aren't very noticeable as long as FPS stays above your monitor's refresh rate, but as soon as it drops below it, good god that's when things get unbearable.

And this is with a single 7850, I'm annoyed with AMDs garbage drivers so much. They promised for a new driver that fixes this but it's still not out yet.
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Frame rate fluctuations aren't very noticeable as long as FPS stays above your monitor's refresh rate, but as soon as it drops below it, good god that's when things get unbearable.

And this is with a single 7850, I'm annoyed with AMDs garbage drivers so much. They promised for a new driver that fixes this but it's still not out yet.
i ran a 120Hz monitor so pretty much any modern game ran below my refresh rate and with all my games - save for FC3 and GTA4- it was a smooth experience. I'm actually using a GTX570 right now and man, THIS is choppy lol tongue.gif
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After seeing this graph:



I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Seriously though, it's a pretty good show for the Titan.
 
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After seeing this graph:



I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Seriously though, it's a pretty good show for the Titan.

Laugh biggrin.gif
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SO my single best card you can afford opinion is still the best option good to know. I mean this can be a simple as the most basic engineering lesson out there; the less points of failure the less issues you have. Seems to be the same for single vs multicard setups in as far as gaming is concerned. For compute and other tasks though, having the increased amount of shaders outweighs the issues like this. This is purely a gaming issue it would seem.
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After seeing this graph:



I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Seriously though, it's a pretty good show for the Titan.

I am laughing. My $1k was not spent for nothing!

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Laugh biggrin.gif

I am!
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Tired of dropping frames instead of opponents? Find a CrossFire™-certified graphics configuration that’s right for you.

http://sites.amd.com/US/GAME/TECHNOLOGY/Pages/crossfirex.aspx
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SO my single best card you can afford opinion is still the best option good to know. I mean this can be a simple as the most basic engineering lesson out there; the less points of failure the less issues you have. Seems to be the same for single vs multicard setups in as far as gaming is concerned. For compute and other tasks though, having the increased amount of shaders outweighs the issues like this. This is purely a gaming issue it would seem.

 

Not many GPGPU applications can schedule one process over multiple GPUs though. You can start 2 parallel proceses but 1 process can not be processed in series.

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Cry.

To get good playability you have to dish out 1000$ on a graphics card alone.

Nvidia is garbage for charging such stupidly outrages prices
AMD is just garbage. Period.

You are looking at extreme resolutions in that graph though, chances are, if you're gaming at that res, price isn't a limiting factor
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