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FSX?
damn you paul. I realized that right after i said that.

I'm just sick of hearing about crysis.
    
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my quarel with modern day graphics struggle is this........

....name one game that modern graphics cards cannot max, or at least play very well at decent resolutions besides crysis..............

Its not even a good game for crying out loud. Its pretty, but other than that i think it should be considered an interactive benchmark application.

I agree that i want my graphics card to perform on all fronts, but the only game i hear thrown around in graphics arguments any more is crysis. I wanna see more things like gears of war, bioshock, cod4, and WIC.

You know, good games.
The funny thing is you could probably play those games all maxed out on a 7900 series card, which is probably the reason the graphics card market is so stagnant right now. Why bother bringing out anything better when people are satisfied playing WoW and counter strike?
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Crysis is an nvidia optimized game, however both ati and nvidia cards use the same api DX10, so you'd think the CF 3870X2's would show some improvement. Not sure if its a problem with the crysis code or a driver side problem. To the others that say this is not a good benchmark, I say: What are you talking about this is the ONLY game that needs this kind of power, running anything else is kind of pointless, I don't care if it can play HL2 at 600fps, I want to see how these things handle the most graphically demanding game on the market. Still waiting for a card that can run crysis on very high @ 40fps. Oh and btw here is the proof that its nvidia optimized.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/20027.html
You can optimize beyond the API. Ontop of that running in DX10 mode if i recall still uses DX9 components.
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SLI does not work with dual screens. This is one (of many) reason(s) that I would never get SLI.
SLI is treating me very well so far, what is holding back my 3dMark is my CPU right now, if I could get past 4.0Ghz I might stand a chance at getting past 20k. Not a single issue with SLI other than no dual-screens. The only time I would want dual-screens would be during programming.
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