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Wait until July for the new driver that allows you to adjust how much frame pacing are you willing to tolerate (higher frame pacing = reduced microstutter = increased latency of displaying images).

I still find it odd how triple GPUs don't have microstutter issues... Maybe AMD should've used triple 7790s or cut down 7850s for their ultra high-end card?
lol 3 GPUs on 1 PCB? That would be something tongue.gif
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post #32 of 59
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Wait until July for the new driver that allows you to adjust how much frame pacing are you willing to tolerate (higher frame pacing = reduced microstutter = increased latency of displaying images).

I still find it odd how triple GPUs don't have microstutter issues... Maybe AMD should've used triple 7790s or cut down 7850s for their ultra high-end card?

Several sites did reviews a while back on 3-Way setups and they how felt they reduced perceivable microstutter. I even did a 3-Way to combat it myself back then but nobody ever knew why back then why or how it could potentially help.

Personally I'm not sure if it eliminated it but it did help somewhat. Whether it was a placebo effect and simply helped in other ares like maybe input lag or not who knows. We didn't have FCAT to check it and nobody with FCAT has gone back and checked it to my knowledge.

Important thing is though wont be needed soon anyways once they release this driver. Hopefully it fixes it enough it's not perceivable anymore.

3-Way on a single GPU would be interesting. Would also be interesting to see how a single x16 PCIe 2.0 vs x16 PCIe 3.0 would handle it.
    
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lol 3 GPUs on 1 PCB? That would be something tongue.gif
Argument about that old card which incorporated like 8 gpu's back in that time they were needed as every gpu was good for a few things can someone scrunch that genius add for me please rolleyes.gif
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Several sites did reviews a while back on 3-Way setups and they how felt they reduced perceivable microstutter. I even did a 3-Way to combat it myself back then but nobody ever knew why back then why or how it could potentially help.

Personally I'm not sure if it eliminated it but it did help somewhat. Whether it was a placebo effect and simply helped in other ares like maybe input lag or not who knows. We didn't have FCAT to check it and nobody with FCAT has gone back and checked it to my knowledge.

Important thing is though wont be needed soon anyways once they release this driver. Hopefully it fixes it enough it's not perceivable anymore.

3-Way on a single GPU would be interesting. Would also be interesting to see how a single x16 PCIe 2.0 vs x16 PCIe 3.0 would handle it.

It hadn't made any news or review sites yet, but I thought the community had always assumed it was a frame spacing issue. More cards would help hide the problem since frames would be coming from more sources at different times. At least, that is what I had always told people the problem was when they asked why I wouldn't recommend crossfire despite myself having it back to the HD 4000 series.
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I don't care for reference coolers.
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Can't be that hard as their cooling always makes a lot of noise for whatever reason that is.
I mean a better design and a better fan you only have to make it once then use it for generations to come. (vapor chamber *cough* *cough*)

It's because they've always used a brute force approach with their reference cards.
They move A LOT more air than a reference Nvidia card will, but it's at the expense of its noise profile.
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It's because they've always used a brute force approach with their reference cards.
They move A LOT more air than a reference Nvidia card will, but it's at the expense of its noise profile.

I cant believe people never noticed that. A reference HD 7970 moved so much air compare to reference GTX680.
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post #39 of 59
I'm just glad they finally gave us something...

Nvidia taking a chip never designed for consumers and putting it on a consumer card should lead to an interesting response from AMD. I just hope they don't delay their release any further... I would really like to see them come out with new cards before Q4 of this year.
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That's good. My AMD cards always ran light someone blowing hot air in your face.
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