You're telling me you can run totally maxed (4xAA, all sliders pegged, all dropdowns on High, with HDAO) on a single 5770, and NEVER have any FPS drops that you can notice? Not even around the lobby of the Skadovsk or Jupiter? I find that ... stunning. Good for you, if so. I played it with the 10.4's, which were good 5850 drivers at the time. Used to have lots of drops down to 30fps, which was very noticeable. Playable, but annoying to me.
And 10.4 sucked. I hated that Driver pack. I installed it and ran MoH Airborne Assault at the 88 emplacement where all the AA is protecting 4 German 88s'. You can either work your way up or work your way down through the interior which has Lifts inside. When I put 10.4 on my system The lifts would just disappear even though it's right in front of you. Couldn't even see the control box or the Crates that are stacked on them. Needless to say I rolled it back to 10.2 and sat on that til AMD got involved with the Driver updates. 11.2 was SICK!!! Multithread feature uses unused cores from your CPU to assist in rendering. So if you've got a 4 core CPU and are only using an application that needs only one, guess what your other cores can be used for.
Now I've got 11.4 which is a preview. Hopefully it's everything it's cracked up to be. One of the guys in the 5770 group says his 3DMark went up dramatically. I'm not going to put a number out there cause that isn't doing it justice. Especially if I drop the wrong number.
AMD is evening up the competition, maybe not directly with the hardware but NVidia stacked the deck against their competition anyway by getting Developers to write favorable code for their Cards. If Gates does anything like that there are all kinds of AntiTrust lawsuits brought against him for trying to create a monopoly. NVidia USED to be the little guy. Now they've gotten a taste of power they don't care who they step on to own the market.
Well anyway, not my intent to go fanboi on anyone. Just thought that I would relay all these changes to everybody. NVidia is great so long as they have the code to make them scream. AMD is making things more even.