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I think it's fairly well known that AMD's drivers have more overhead in dx11 than NVidia's... I don't really know what to tell you. Beyond that....
Nice switching targets. No such thing as overhead. The drivers are just thread-limited.
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Why are you trying to disprove me by talking about dx12... I was referring specifically to dx11, you know, the API that isn't just demos and betas. Dx12 will be awesome, but for right now, I think that dx11 is a little more relevant when talking about using older CPUs for gaming.
Directx 11 is as relevant as the gtx 970 achieving higher frame rates than Titan gpus in GameWorks titles.
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*shrug*

How many frames below 90 fps you say??? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Edited by cssorkinman - 2/22/16 at 2:46pm
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Nice switching targets. No such thing as overhead. The drivers are just thread-limited.
Directx 11 is as relevant as the gtx 970 achieving higher frame rates than Titan gpus in GameWorks titles.

LOL I am the one switching targets? You are trying to argue that AMD doesn't have a problem with DX11 overhead by saying DX12 can handle more threads. That actually makes absolutely no sense what so ever. Who cares if dx11 is thread limited? NVidia drivers handle it better on the CPU front... I mean if you can't accept that... again, I don't know what to tell you.

As for that last line... all I have to say is, wat.
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LOL I am the one switching targets? You are trying to argue that AMD doesn't have a problem with DX11 overhead by saying DX12 can handle more threads. That actually makes absolutely no sense what so ever. Who cares if dx11 is thread limited? NVidia drivers handle it better on the CPU front... I mean if you can't accept that... again, I don't know what to tell you.

As for that last line... all I have to say is, wat.

AMD has been making a lot of headway in DX 11 though. So a lot of the performance gaps are starting to disappear, and with DX 12 and Vulkan, we just don't know how wide those gaps will be yet.
    
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LOL I am the one switching targets? You are trying to argue that AMD doesn't have a problem with DX11 overhead by saying DX12 can handle more threads. That actually makes absolutely no sense what so ever. Who cares if dx11 is thread limited?
Yeah, who cares if "6 > 2"?rolleyes.gif
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NVidia drivers handle it better on the CPU front... I mean if you can't accept that... again, I don't know what to tell you.

As for that last line... all I have to say is, wat.
Nvidia is not exempt from the rules. Currently, only Nvidia avails two threads, instead of one that the driver can use; however that is not a clear definition whether those two threads suffice to deliver the performance you benchmark for. Consider than at any point in time you can have a cpu with a wider throughput at a single thread than another cpu's dual-threaded performance. "1 stronk > 2 weak cpus."
You can see AMD cpus and gpus are not that bad at 50 Hz. If you feel cheated, just up the ante a bit more than "medium" graphics. [Source]
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*shrug*

How many frames below 90 fps you say??? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks good! I hope multi card support is available out of the gate.
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*shrug*

How many frames below 90 fps you say??? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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From another forum:


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Looks good! I hope multi card support is available out of the gate.

Yup , steam should know a thing or 2 about it. Glad to see them give my rig the thumbs up smile.gif
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Yup , steam should know a thing or 2 about it. Glad to see them give my rig the thumbs up smile.gif

Not even just capable, but "ready".

I wonder what the 970 and i5 they recommend look like in the results page.
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This is really weird, I fire up the SteamVR test, and my color scheme changes to Win 7 basic, the test goes on for about 10 seconds, then just abruptly exits for no good reason. No warnings, no error messages, nada. Updated to latest driver (361.91), same deal. Maybe it's trying to say my rig is so crappy it's not even worth its time to test lol
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