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post #31 of 46
that has to be the biggest exxageration in FPS for SLi I've ever seen
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post #32 of 46
I look for balance between PC performance and gaming. When I bought this quad core, my FPS in all of my games sky rocketed. But I have a lower end GPU, so you can assume that the quad core was the main difference maker. In the end, if you have a higher end card, get a dual or quad that is cheap and you can play any game pretty well. All of these expensive processors that are coming out are useless if you have a high end card IMO. And of course by buying a cheaper processor, you can overclock it to make it better
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post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by rduffy123 View Post
there pretty much saying that they need to release better cards cause cpus are already way ahead of vga. Give us better cards!
actually it's the other way around...test 2x3870 with a 3.0ghz quad and 2x3870 with a 4.0ghz quad in 3dmark06, you'll see the difference, trust me. Although having fatser graphics wouldn't hurt. That first graph is a joke, 20FPS in Crysis, that only tells me how they need to make a much better GPU.
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post #34 of 46
Lol Alan Wake....I will be retiring when that gets released.

Feels like forever we have been hearing 'oh you'll need a quad for Alan Wake...etc'
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nforce boards aren't crappy. they aren't as nice as good p35 and x38 baords in terms of clocks, but they aren't crappy in the least.
Er have you seen the 790i figures?

Nforce now giving the top boards a run for thier money.

Plus you have the benefit of putting extra graphics.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
Er have you seen the 790i figures?

Nforce now giving the top boards a run for thier money.

Plus you have the benefit of putting extra graphics.
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Nice try nVidia, actually make the 9 series instead of overclocking a GTS, then sucking at making a SLI on a one card version and I'll think of buying nvIdia, Crossfire scales better too, its actually woorth it at lower resolutions like 1440x900, etc.
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post #38 of 46
Everyone is hating on Nvidia..Everyone loved them when they released the 8800 series cards and got huge performance gains. Give Nvidia a break.
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post #39 of 46
These results aren't necessarily true.

If you have a machine like mine where I have a crappy processor and RAM but a good video card guess what? The video card will be bottlenecked.

Now do you really need to spend as much on a CPU as you would a video card? Not exactly but you DO have to have your CPU and Video Card on par with eachother just like everything else.
    
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post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by voice View Post
Good luck Nvidia, and you're going to need it too, because you're going to have a hell of a hard time convincing me to waste money on things i don't want or need.
Well, yeah, but what they say is true. A second graphic card will give you much more benefit when gaming than overclocking or buying a faster CPU.
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