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Not my point.

I am talking about this craze that has assaulted OCN.

What Craze? Zombie apocalypse?



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Not my point.

I am talking about this craze that has assaulted OCN.

What Craze? Zombie apocalypse?



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Wow, it's surprising how many characters from that pic are now dead.
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Want a prime example of how much FAIL tom's hardware is?



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didn't they test it as it came out of box? i would hope so.
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Not my point.

I am talking about this craze that has assaulted OCN.

If NVIDIA was painted in a negative light because of it, you'd be all over it.

Fact of the matter is, there's more to a graphics card review than raw avg. FPS numbers.

If you look at the benchmarks, you could conclude the 7990 cards are the better buy...
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Originally Posted by THW 
Make no mistake, Asus' Ares II is the fastest graphics card around. But it really only performs on the GeForce GTX 690's level once you use frame limiting to get stuttering under control. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 690 is less expensive and consumes a lot less power under full load. If you missed out on your chance to own an Ares II, let that be your consolation. Asus' board is bigger, badder, and commands more attention, but almost a year after its launch, the GeForce GTX 690 remains the most elegant high-end card we've ever used.

The fact that AMD acknowledges and is fixing the problem should tell you this isn't a craze.
http://anandtech.com/show/6857/amd-stuttering-issues-driver-roadmap-fraps

I wouldn't be surprised if the "official" 7990 is released AFTER the fixes, it's already a year late, what's another couple months. wink.gif

You should be happy, come July CFX will deliver a smooth gaming experience hopefully comparable to what NVIDIA has been doing for the past year. tongue.gif
Edited by 2010rig - 4/3/13 at 3:18pm
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In this case, it's probably justified since the reviewer mentioned how much stuttering there was....

Yup, they pointed it out. As it should be done, not by literally puking pages and pages of raw data and half-digested times in graphs presenting a large chunk of mostly irrelevant data.


@2010rig: Calm down mate. I thought we had overcome our differences. If you check my own review about the A10-5700 which I am sure you have seen me praise to the heavens over and over, you'll see that I actually base the review on frame latency (although I admit, I used FRAPS), and comment on how does it affect gameplay.

I am talking about the fact that we shouldn't give things more relevance than they have.

HD7 series in CFX stutter without VSync. That's true, although what bothers me the most is the extreme screen tearing (which is most likely a derivated issue from latency itself). But... If everything runs almost entirely smoothly (Tom's commented on this point) with VSync (and that is a matter of fact), shouldn't be taking that into account as well? Perhaps the way Crossfire works requieres the use of VSync to get frames delivered in synchronism and in time.

But anyway. AMD is working on fixing this (although we have zero details of the causes), and for that we should congratulate them. The same way we congratulate nVidia for the beast that Titan is, being able to come close to both a GTX690 and a HD7990, while eating half the power. Pricing aside.

And yes, I doubt anyone is discussing the fact that the 7990s are a better buy than the Ares II, for the sole fact that the Ares II is an extremely limited, one-time production card.

EK releasing a FirePro S10K waterblock kind of makes me think if the reference 7990 is closer than we think... Or perhaps, as you pointed out, it was never released because AMD knew of the issues it had, and until now they haven't been able to fully address them?
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post #26 of 35
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Yup, they pointed it out. As it should be done, not by literally puking pages and pages of raw data and half-digested times in graphs presenting a large chunk of mostly irrelevant data.


@2010rig: Calm down mate. I thought we had overcome our differences. If you check my own review about the A10-5700 which I am sure you have seen me praise to the heavens over and over, you'll see that I actually base the review on frame latency (although I admit, I used FRAPS), and comment on how does it affect gameplay.
-snip- smile.gif

No worries, I'm quite calm, my sarcasm went a bit overboard in that last sentence, will tone it down. smile.gif

Oh, and I haven't seen your review, will check it out now. thumb.gif

btw - right off the bat, I like the way you presented the data, very nicely done.
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Finally some freakin benches on 1440p resolution.....jeez its been a while since ive seen one on that site, its always 1600p mellowsmiley.gif
    
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GTX 690 does not beat an ARES II in BF3 at any resolution. These websites seriously make me question how they get their results.
    
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GTX 690 does not beat an ARES II in BF3 at any resolution. These websites seriously make me question how they get their results.



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Stupid title. I thought someone found a way to run four dual-GPU cards together.
     
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