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Microstutter is real on multi-gpu setups. When the fps dips down low, it becomes more noticeable. Single-gpu's do not exhibit this phenomenon.

This means that at equal FPS, if it's lower than, say, 40-50fps, a single card solution will usually appear more 'smooth' than a multi-gpu solution. I kinda thought everybody knew this, but I suppose it's not exactly 'advertised'

But to me it's really not what I'd call 'stuttering', more of a sensation of slight lag. Actually, micro-stuttering is a good description for what it feels like

If you're seeing 'macro' stuttering though, like obvious hitching, then something else is wrong.

I said the same thing to Bradley on another thread as Grunion said here. You are apparently very sensitive to the effect of micro-stuttering. And since it bugs you, you either need to drop settings to maintain a higher FPS so you don't see it, or go w/a single card.
    
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Microstutter is real on multi-gpu setups. When the fps dips down low, it becomes more noticeable. Single-gpu's do not exhibit this phenomenon.

This means that at equal FPS, if it's lower than, say, 40-50fps, a single card solution will usually appear more 'smooth' than a multi-gpu solution. I kinda thought everybody knew this, but I suppose it's not exactly 'advertised'

But to me it's really not what I'd call 'stuttering', more of a sensation of slight lag. Actually, micro-stuttering is a good description for what it feels like

If you're seeing 'macro' stuttering though, like obvious hitching, then something else is wrong.

I said the same thing to Bradley on another thread as Grunion said here. You are apparently very sensitive to the effect of micro-stuttering. And since it bugs you, you either need to drop settings to maintain a higher FPS so you don't see it, or go w/a single card.
Hi mate.Yes i totally agree with you about everything you have said about multi GPU's and single GPU's and how game play feels depending on what you use. I will just be getting a single GTX 480 as soon as i can. Also, how good will this New ATI series be in november? Does anyone know if they can tess well?

Where are these nvidia drivers??? Why can nobody make good drivers lol.?
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If you were in the US I'd sell ya my 480 ... it's just gatherin' dust ATM ...
    
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My sli GTX260's run the game just fine.
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My sli GTX260's run the game just fine.
Unfortunately those are only DX10
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I cranked my quad up to 3.51ghz, and turned on HBAO(yea I know supposed to kill FPS...) but now its smoother. Still a slight hang here and there but a solid 60-70fps, dropping to 55fps in heavy battle.


When are the new drivers bening released?

I saw that 259.47 update on windows update, but I'm running XP, not Win 7
    
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259.47 are not the new beta drivers we are waiting for i don't think.
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I wanted to give everyone an update. We are in the process of building the final driver and it will take about 10 days for testing to complete and pushed out to NVIDIA.com. I will still update everyone who has PM'd directly but I would expect the final driver to be available on NVIDIA.com in the next 10 days.


This was posted yesterday evening...

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...=170238&st=320


About 10 more days? This was after the mod posted a few more days a few days ago...
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About 10 more days? This was after the mod posted a few more days a few days ago...
Just so you know. Manual G is not a forum admin or a mod. As these are voluntary positions on nvidias forum.
He is in fact a real Nvidia technical support employee. One of very few allowed to help and post on the Nvidia forums.
World waits for new drivers.
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But ITS THE WAY ITS MEANT TO BE PLAYED! IT HAS TO WORK.

I have found if your going ati>Nvidia or Nvidia>ati its always best to reinstall windows
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