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I bought 2 280x to run 3 monitors only to be disappointed. And for some stupid reason single card runs better than 2 cards in certain games. SC2 was getting artifacts with 2 cards as well.

I'm not saying that SLI is without problems, but CFX should not be as bad as it is right now.

2 280Xs? Not with the Phenom, right?
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Not sure this is the right place to ask this but how is the scaling with 2 cards in SLI on average? 50% win? 40% 20% or even lower?
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Look, you still aren't doing yourself any favours by distorting your representation of what you are presented with. I'm the semantics guy, just arguing a literary point here, I don't actually intend to disparage yourself.
Sustaining 4K-60p is just not the bare minimum, it is the maximum. While what you say holds true in direct reference to yourself, it still is the maximum for all intents and purposes of other people quoting your statement. The limit is HDMI here and to say "maximum" you have to have a range and leaving out 30p isn't showing your statement in good light.
Saying 4K 60p is the bare minimum could only hold true if you were to come up with an alternative interface. And I'm not lying stating displayport has a lower latency. I'm just the unlucky guy who forgot when and where he read it.biggrin.gif
I like big tv gaming as much as you do, therefore you should be on our side.



I'm not interested in an irrelevant semantics discussion about format. 60fps maxed settings is the objective standard for an optimal gaming experience. This is OCN - it's all about seeking optimal performance. And I stand by what I said - the setups in the [H] review are not sufficient to get to a minimum approximation of optimal performance (60fps average maxed out, minus AA)

If you want to veer off topic and talk about semantics, suggest you start your own thread. rolleyes.gif
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Not sure this is the right place to ask this but how is the scaling with 2 cards in SLI on average? 50% win? 40% 20% or even lower?

On average somewhere around 60%
Edited by BigMack70 - 9/29/15 at 10:01am
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post #74 of 168
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Not sure this is the right place to ask this but how is the scaling with 2 cards in SLI on average? 50% win? 40% 20% or even lower?

Depends on the game honestly.

Some it is as high as 85%, others maybe 50-60%.

In general, Crossfire used to scale better than SLI, but since AMD has been dropping the ball and extending their driver releases longer and longer, well, you get more issues.

When Crossfire works, it is superior to SLI for the majority of people. When it doesn't work, it usually goes horrible.

How I play, and the games I play, SLI is a superior solution.

You mileage may vary.
post #75 of 168
I understand that SLi is not perfect. As someone who has been SLi'ing since the 7800 gtx I can say that the experience has improved dramatically. It has gone from "cool, it works in this game" to "wait, SLi doesn't work?? wth". When a new game is released I fully expect the driver I download the day before to allow me to run the game properly in SLI. This doesn't always happen but in most cases it does. If it's not working right it is usually a game that isn't working right for anyone, latest Batman for instance. The last few years have been very good for the SLI experience.

That being said, the 390x is a great value. I know people have ranted against it being a 290x rebadge and whatnot but the fact remains that it's performance for the dollar is very good. This is especially true when compared against the top tier cards from both sides. You can certainly get more bang for your buck with the lower tier cards but I think the 390x has the high end bang for the buck crown. And before anyone says anything, I think power usage is a stupid metric when talking about PC Gaming, especially on this site. I had to ditch my 850 watt PSU for my 970's because it was shutting down during gaming, once you throw in custom BIOS and start really over clocking, power figures get silly no matter what brand you are using.
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I understand that SLi is not perfect. As someone who has been SLi'ing since the 7800 gtx I can say that the experience has improved dramatically. It has gone from "cool, it works in this game" to "wait, SLi doesn't work?? wth". When a new game is released I fully expect the driver I download the day before to allow me to run the game properly in SLI. This doesn't always happen but in most cases it does. If it's not working right it is usually a game that isn't working right for anyone, latest Batman for instance. The last few years have been very good for the SLI experience.

That being said, the 390x is a great value. I know people have ranted against it being a 290x rebadge and whatnot but the fact remains that it's performance for the dollar is very good. This is especially true when compared against the top tier cards from both sides. You can certainly get more bang for your buck with the lower tier cards but I think the 390x has the high end bang for the buck crown. And before anyone says anything, I think power usage is a stupid metric when talking about PC Gaming, especially on this site. I had to ditch my 850 watt PSU for my 970's because it was shutting down during gaming, once you throw in custom BIOS and start really over clocking, power figures get silly no matter what brand you are using.

don't be too truthful or risk be hated.
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don't be too truthful or risk be hated.
yeah you arent allowed to be neutral..... smile.gif
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I'd rather be truthful and hated. Oh wait, I am both. biggrin.gif
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I'd rather be truthful and hated. Oh wait, I am both. biggrin.gif

Lol this made me laugh...
We love you tough knucklehead tongue.gif its just a kind of love hate relationship. biggrin.gif
And well we AMD users sometimes need to blow of some steam because well you know all the frustations dealing with AMD hardware.... xD
    
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Lol this made me laugh...
We love you tough knucklehead tongue.gif its just a kind of love hate relationship. biggrin.gif
And well we AMD users sometimes need to blow of some steam because well you know all the frustations dealing with AMD hardware.... xD

thumb.gif


Besides, I hate to toot my own horn, but could you imagine how slow threads would be around here without a little "friction"? It would be boring and the board wouldn't get nearly as many ad hits. biggrin.gif
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/29/15 at 12:46pm
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