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post #21 of 42
Testing Crysis with 1.1 patch....how stupid, everyone knows 1.2.1 offers alot of fixes including SLI
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post #22 of 42
I'm still waiting for 3dmark vantage to come out to see how the cards actually perform. Nothing out atm actually needs or can use tri/quad sli. Hopefully the new 3dmark will be able to actually test this insane amount of graphical power.

I think 3dmark06 is too old for this and crysis is poorly coded in the first place. I'm tired of seeing people complain based on those 2 programs.
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This is totally retarded I can get my SLI 8800GTs to score just above 18k and now that setup is going around 400 dollars why would someone pay that much for one card (according to speculation 350-400) and get MUCH worse scores... and my single 8800GT scores close to 14k alone in 1280x1024 is 1k really worth all that money??

P.S. I'm still getting 2 9800GTXs to play around with
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post #24 of 42
that's because you shouldn't hotlink images stealing their bandwidth, upload it here or to your own host

wow, that's really bad scaling for 3 cards, not to mention the price.
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post #25 of 42
My thoughts: what was nvidia thinking dropping these cards when there are infant drivers out for them? All they are doing is hurting their reputations. Oh wait, that doesn't make any sense! That would be a terrible move on nvidia's part! Now that raises the question: is it really the DRIVERS' FAULT, or is it the CARD'S fault? If you think of it in terms of smart marketing, this move makes NO sense! Therefore I'm inclined to think that the 9800 series is a steaming pile of fail.
post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by slngsht View Post
My thoughts: what was nvidia thinking dropping these cards when there are infant drivers out for them? All they are doing is hurting their reputations. Oh wait, that doesn't make any sense! That would be a terrible move on nvidia's part! Now that raises the question: is it really the DRIVERS' FAULT, or is it the CARD'S fault? If you think of it in terms of smart marketing, this move makes NO sense! Therefore I'm inclined to think that the 9800 series is a steaming pile of fail.
Remember, 9800's are just rebadged and overclocked 8800GTS 512Mb's right now.
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post #27 of 42
is there ANY room for air between those cards? They must run very hot!!!

On topic - Weird how the 3 way Sli beats the quad. Nvidia needs to start constructing additional pylons.
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post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by RedFox911 View Post
haah tri gtx better than quad gx2
Yeah but Tri SLI is a total marketing scheme. You pay 3x as much for a 40% increase, if that. Waste of money.
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post #29 of 42
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I'm still waiting for 3dmark vantage to come out to see how the cards actually perform. Nothing out atm actually needs or can use tri/quad sli. Hopefully the new 3dmark will be able to actually test this insane amount of graphical power.

I think 3dmark06 is too old for this and crysis is poorly coded in the first place. I'm tired of seeing people complain based on those 2 programs.
I agree 3Dmark 06 is not the last benchmark at the moment we need to wait for 3Dmark vantage to really test those new cards working together with quad core processors,let´s remember that 3Dmark06 was not made for quad core processors.
I think there is a problem with drivers,i still believe that these cards aren´t worth at all and i´m really upset about it because i want a new card but none of these cards i could go with ati´s hd3870 x2 but i would have to change my board for that and i can´t afford both things right now.
Anyway those cards will have to be better than the 8 series g92 ones because if they aren´t,it´s gonna be a real flop this time.
 
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post #30 of 42
This is starting to remind me of the 7950GX2 VS the 7900GTX.
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