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Poll Results: 680's or 7970's or something else?

 
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post #61 of 134
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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

So .... 2000$ worth of GPUs vs 1300$ worth of GPUs that's not a fair comparison at all

If you're on a budget, go AMD smile.gif
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post #62 of 134
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Originally Posted by Kane2207 View Post

If you're on a budget, go AMD smile.gif
Conversely, if budget is not a concern, go nvidia.

The number of people who do not understand this is too damn high!
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post #63 of 134
Why some people believe that if you have 3x1440p and you want 3x7970 you are on a budget? Like if you are on a budget then buy the inferior card...
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post #64 of 134
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Why some people believe that if you have 3x1440p and you want 3x7970 you are on a budget? Like if you are on a budget then buy the inferior card...

Try reading the response I quoted. I replying to a statement that you can't compare $1300 to $2k. $700 is still a big difference to some.
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post #65 of 134
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Then please explain when I pop out the 690 and smack in two 680 4gb the frames jump from 15-20 in bf3 to a very playable 40-50?

Need to check... Might have two titans by mistake.... BRB!

I am still waiting for an answer here.

Checked the cards... They aren't titans!
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post #66 of 134
every thread now on OCN and others too, but this is lately about OCN.
all threads turn into flame threads and the usual suspects are again the usual suspects.
it gets old.
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Originally Posted by malmental View Post

every thread now on OCN and others too, but this is lately about OCN.
all threads turn into flame threads and the usual suspects are again the usual suspects.
it gets old.

Agreed , this thread is getting out of line !
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post #68 of 134
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You have experience with 3x7970? Or with 3xgtx 680. Remember you came here and you called someone fanboy i reported you your post gone. Then you come here again and you call someone again fanboy. Think then act. He provides real facts and you provide nothing. Quess who is the clever now

I got experiance with both AMD and Nvidia cards and actually squeezed so much performance out of them even to rival titans on heaven and valley.

I bet karlitos still has my score on them.... But thats benchmarks... Gaming is totally different especially on eyefinity. It's just not fun. Spent more time trouble shooting then gaming. Hell I went with a 3770k instead of 3930k because of the same bug that karlitos had...Just to end up switching to nvidia because of the issues I had with eyefinity and quadfire.

When I went surround... It was night and day difference. No DP issues to look at... Lovely DVI... No display sync problems... First game I fired was FC3...I gamed for 4 hours stright... No stutter! Next came up BF3.. Another three hours gaming! I spent a whole weekend just sleeping, eating and gaming!

All of that on 7680x1440 with twin 680 4gb... Added another later with waterblocks and just forgot the headache induced by AMD.

Next plan is to go portrait mode with either crossovers or the pls panels going around.

Now I dare anybody to spit in my face that I am fanboy and he will get the whole book of swear words back.

Hard earned experiance is hard!
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post #69 of 134
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Originally Posted by King4x4 View Post

I got experiance with both AMD and Nvidia cards and actually squeezed so much performance out of them even to rival titans on heaven and valley.

I bet karlitos still has my score on them.... But thats benchmarks... Gaming is totally different especially on eyefinity. It's just not fun. Spent more time trouble shooting then gaming. Hell I went with a 3770k instead of 3930k because of the same bug that karlitos had...Just to end up switching to nvidia because of the issues I had with eyefinity and quadfire.

When I went surround... It was night and day difference. No DP issues to look at... Lovely DVI... No display sync problems... First game I fired was FC3...I gamed for 4 hours stright... No stutter! Next came up BF3.. Another three hours gaming! I spent a whole weekend just sleeping, eating and gaming!

All of that on 7680x1440 with twin 680 4gb... Added another later with waterblocks and just forgot the headache induced by AMD.

Next plan is to go portrait mode with either crossovers or the pls panels going around.

Now I dare anybody to spit in my face that I am fanboy and he will get the whole book of swear words back.

Hard earned experiance is hard!

It's funny, I'm a day one buyer, I had 2 7970s on near launch, I never had issues with eyefinity back then i was only using 1080p panels, Then i switched to 4 7970s and got 3 1440p ips panels... It's funny that i'm still... Not having an issue.


Oh and to the other guy that i cannot be bothered quoting anymore, I don't spend hours and hours fiddling with games, I install the game, I launch the game, There's only been one game that actually caused me greif and that is simply due to how old it is.
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I play on 3 modded Catleap IPs 2560x1440 120hz monitors, Yes i spent 600 dollars on 2b Pcbs and swapped them out, I'm sorry but just because some nonheard of website pops up and becomes popular doesn't mean that the issue is actually massive, We didn't have frame-time problems before that, They are simply crying out for attention especially with some of the comments they've made, Be a big boy go do some research, Go get 3-4 of them yourself and do a blind test, Every lan party I've gone to, People have told me my machine runs as smooth as fresh butter.

I've researched about frame latency, nVidia's FCAT tools and read into reviews from other sites that came after the initial review that every skeptic seems to hate. To be honest I take it all with salt since it does provide a solution to the problems a lot of users have been reporting but comes with the usual media hype. Whether or not the issue is massive is reliant on those who actually have it, which is why it was raised only recently because somebody with the hardware to test it came out with results. If there is an issue the more research/tests done to prove it the better, and if AMD and nvidia can fix the myth then kudos to them.

I don't have the resources to get 7970's and do eyefinity so I have to rely on the experiences I have had with 5xxx and 6xxx xfire cards. From the friends rigs I have worked on who got xfire (6950, 5850, 5770) all of them have switched to either single card or nvidia/SLI to remove the micro-stuttering they consistently got. On the contrary i've seen people on this forum with 5850's and 6970's running games to and acceptable standard for them absolutely fine.

I've also been to LAN's were people were running 120Hz monitors with V-sync, sure it looked smooth as butter but did the input feel smooth?When I hopped on their rigs to give their monitors a whirl my precision went through the floor. I disable v-sync in drivers because the input latency it puts on my mouse makes it feel like the sensor is tracking through maple syrup. It's one of the reasons I still game on my CRT and use my lcd panels for everything else, no ghosting, blur or significant tearing running at uncapped frames.

EDIT: Just so you know, I voted for the 7970's simply because for those high requirements they are the obvious choice to pick in performance terms. Whether or not the OP gets the issues mentioned with xfire drivers and micro-stuttering is dependent on if hes lucky to not get the issue or not notice it at all
Edited by SpartanVXL - 4/7/13 at 3:53pm
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