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You just basically repeated what I said. High frame latency differences causes microstutter. Less frame latency differences cause less microstutter, mostly to the point where it is unnoticeable. There isn't such a thing as Macrostutter though.....you either have high microstutter or low microstutter. At least I have never seen the term macrostutter used.

Sorry, my first post was pretty bad, I was trying to say that when you have frametime latency it isn't micro stutter, its much worse. You can be running at 60+ fps and it feels like 20. What I would call microstutter would be visual hitching in every visible frame to me, frame time latency is like one of those motion picture books you flip the sides to see the person peddle the bike.

I almost called it macrostutter in my original post, but yea, when it is bad it is really bad. I used 9600 GTs in SLI for years and microstutter never really bothered me, there were times I could notice, but simply put..

Frame time latency = rolling on your side down the hill

Microstutter = Going up the big hill on the roller coaster. clink.clink.clink. i hate heights why am i... oh boy.
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For that price I'd go for it, and if the new drivers don't fix the frame latency to your satisfaction you can sell the card for what you paid.
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I would run a second card for benches only.. I had a 6950 xfire and lost over 70 fps on when i sold the first one. Xfire is more to me of a bragging right's situation more than having any real world use. Most higher end video cards do the job solo so well that it wont make a whole lot of difference between xfire (7950 is one of those cards).

However as the above post mentioned if you can get one at a deal, grab it and make a few bucks down the road.

I just picked up a dual x 7950 and im pretty sure it's going to run about 75% of the xfire that i was running. I've seen to many posts about this topic, experienced it in certain games but not others, and personally everything is going to be hotter.
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Buy the second 7950, then sell the one that is the worse overclocker
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