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Majin, I noticed that on the Crysis 3 charts or whatever game it happens to be now. Why did the 7970 Crossfire perform so badly on the lower resolution yet picked it's game up for the higher resolution?
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I'm not exactly sure what you mean? You can't just compare the graphs to each other visually unfortunately because the scaling is not the same. You have to compare the numbers across charts.
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Article updated with final conclusion in the second post. Check it out! biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1377038/megatechpc-presents-sli-gtx-titan-vs-cf-r7970/0_50#post_19641870
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Yeah, I was pretty disappointed with performance in Crysis. Your results in that game don't surprise me.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Article updated with final conclusion in the second post. Check it out! biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1377038/megatechpc-presents-sli-gtx-titan-vs-cf-r7970/0_50#post_19641870

great conclusion, sums up everything and isn't biased thumb.gif


and my personal opinion: i really think that, as you said, it comes down to how badly you want the best of the best and how deep your pocket is for it. but for me the 3GB counterpart is sufficient.

since Nvidia announced the Titan Jr. (or LE or whatever they call it eventually) it would be nice to see (not from you, but in general) a comparison of the Titans (Senior and Junior) and the HD79xx range (i.e. both 7970 and 7950) and maybe the GTX680/70 too.

p.s.
you have an additional rep biggrin.gif


Edit:
just thought of how to possibly make your build even mightier looking. Since you are using the RIVE you can disable PCI-E lanes so if you haven't sold the 7970's you could add them to the build (and loop) and just switch lanes to the Titans/7970 as you please. (i understand that it would defiantly add to the restrictiveness of the loop, might ruin the loop aesthetics and balance, might require a better PSU and more rad-estate)

what do you think? (if you don't plan to get two more Titans tongue.gif )
Edited by RKTGX95 - 4/6/13 at 5:10am
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Great job Eric. Your results mirror my own when I tested my 7970 vs my Titan.

Too bad this price/performance nonsense had to pop up as usual.

Did anybody talking about this ever stop to think that a 7970 at it's $550 launch price and launch drivers would not be much better than Titan in that the price/performance aspect? Nope.
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i am this close to having your rig setup roughly... but another Titan... probably when it drops in price i'll consider it.

Any reason why u went with the 3960x? It's a slightly faster than 3930k for 2x the price, But, then again, the titan does cost 1k, but it IS 50% faster than the second-best option, which is not the case between 3930k and 3960x.
     
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Great job Eric. Your results mirror my own when I tested my 7970 vs my Titan.

Too bad this price/performance nonsense had to pop up as usual.

Did anybody talking about this ever stop to think that a 7970 at it's $550 launch price and launch drivers would not be much better than Titan in that the price/performance aspect? Nope.

price/performance always going to be brought up since EVERYONE are spending their money on their GPU decision (except sponsored which i envy sometimes biggrin.gif )
as you know some do not care that much of a 1K$ price mark but there is a good portion of peeps that do care and the first thing to consider is the hard earned money they'll lose for it. Lets not forget that the most popular GPUs in the market (that are being sold the most) are in the 200$ range so the "cheap" 400$ cards are a niche and the 1K$ are even more of a luxury that only few (despite the picture that OCN users create) can afford.

while it is the truth that the 7970 launched @ 550$, with the 925Mhz and had his launch drivers and core and not the ones we have today (which keep on improving) to a consumer it is more important what is available NOW and doesn't really care about the past nor future. the ones that don't decide to gamble on the waiting game which can sometimes be a good bet but mostly it is a losing bet since you might wait all the time because there is always something better around the corner.
if the Titan would have launched sooner, around the GTX680 launch frame, we would have been having a different conversation but it didn't so now it should be judged as it is in the present time against the evolved competition.

don't get me wrong, the Titan is a great card in my view but it is more of a luxury, as Eric stated, than practicability. (though the 7970 is in the Luxury market of GPUs too)
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Yeah, I was pretty disappointed with performance in Crysis. Your results in that game don't surprise me.

if sig is up-to-date, then one 7950 is running at X4.

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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

i am this close to having your rig setup roughly... but another Titan... probably when it drops in price i'll consider it.

Any reason why u went with the 3960x? It's a slightly faster than 3930k for 2x the price, But, then again, the titan does cost 1k, but it IS 50% faster than the second-best option, which is not the case between 3930k and 3960x.

i always thought the the titan is 50% faster than the next in line but not according to the graphs presented in this thread - at least in the games tested.

Majin, EXCELLENT work. I know we will see more reviews from you in the future. OCN is fortunate to have you. Thanks.
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+1 for running all these tests, and remaining unbiased.
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