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And you based the following statement on cold hard facts?
Should be common sence.
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post #42 of 77
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Originally Posted by Jori
Should be common sense.
So then explain this....
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/...ii/page20.html
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post #43 of 77
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Simple, they dont support SLI very well. I know AOEIII doesnt. But then look at the more discussed/likely played games.. Quake, Fear get alot more fps with dual cards.
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post #44 of 77
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So youre implying that itll take 4 nVidia cards to take out the X1900XTX? If nVidia did that they would loose lots of customers. Its always better to make a faster single card then just adding more.

im saying, that one card would and can beat any single card out there including the x1900xtx.....as in one slot, it has two cards in one, im talking about the strongest 1 pci-e slot ever acheived. Doesnt matter whats in it or how many cards there are in it, it takes one slot and is considered one card.
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post #45 of 77
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Originally Posted by Jori
Simple, they dont support SLI very well. I know AOEIII doesnt. But then look at the more discussed/likely played games.. Quake, Fear get alot more fps with dual cards.
Which is my whole point of saying that a 4 card SLI setup would perform badly. SLI is still bug ridden and 4 cards would only make that worse. Btw, AOEIII is one of the biggest selling games currently. I don't think it's fair to dismiss it as a less played game. I like it, but I don't love it. I was slightly disappointed, but not too badly.
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post #46 of 77
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Originally Posted by bigval
Sccr, youre imposing your opinion on us as if they are facts. The first thing you said about this technology is "junk". How do you know? You dont. You shouldnt be talking down on something that you know absolutely nothing about.
I think its junk cause its way more than you need.
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post #47 of 77
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Originally Posted by u.c.i.n.e.x.
im saying, that one card would and can beat any single card out there including the x1900xtx.....as in one slot, it has two cards in one, im talking about the strongest 1 pci-e slot ever acheived. Doesnt matter whats in it or how many cards there are in it, it takes one slot and is considered one card.
It still is 4 cards though. 4 GPUs, 4 coolers, 4 slots taken up in the back of the case.
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post #48 of 77
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
I think its junk cause its way more than you need.
How do you know what others want or need?

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It still is 4 cards though. 4 GPUs, 4 coolers, 4 slots taken up in the back of the case.
No, it is a two slot solution with two coolers. You call it junk without testing it and even knowing the form factor. How can you even know the specifications of the interface and benchmarks to make such a proposal?

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post #49 of 77
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Originally Posted by Ropey
How do you know what others want or need?



No, it is a two slot solution with two coolers. You call it junk without testing it and even knowing the form factor. How can you even know the specifications of the interface and benchmarks to make such a proposal?

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Well the pics I saw showed 4 coolers. Just look at all the gaming benchmarks. 2 cards will handle anything.
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post #50 of 77
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2 cards will handle anything.
This depends. With my setup and running in 1600 X 1200 mode on my 40" LCD with F.E.A.R. and all eye-candy on full, softshadows enabled I get 35/47 fps.

With Quake 4 and the same modes I get 21/43. Now if the newest production gives me minimums where my maximums are I will be happy.

And thus it is necessary for me and some others with the same or higher needs. Some want 2,560 x 1,600 and their needs will be greater than mine.

Thus it is more fair to say that it is more than you want or need, but to take that view and apply it to others who have different needs than yours is in error but that is just my personal opinion.

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