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post #11 of 23
You either see MS or you don't.

Question is, will you?
Do you know anyone with a multi gpu set up?
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post #12 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
just how bad is it?
i can see myself getting OCD about this too.
heck, i get OCD when a fingerprint on my keyboard.
do you have some gameplay footage where you can show us how bad it is?
Like I said its hit or miss, some games are fine some I notice the stuttering. I dont have any gameplay footage but I know its there I just try not to think about it. It's not gameplay affecting, but since I had tested my cards individually I know its there and now I look for it but I cant help it.

I wouldnt worry about it, it could be a number of things from just the combination of components, oc, drivers, games. There just to many variables to think about some will get it here and there and wont even notice it. I never noticed it till I ran my cards individually. Its worth the performance upgrade, but for someone like me (I go through 6 cans of air a week blowing out my computer (get it free from work)) it bothers me.
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post #13 of 23
Personally i'd take lower smooth frames any day over MS, it drives me nuts.
post #14 of 23
I never seen MS before. I had 2 x HD 4870 1GB and they were no different form single HD 4870.
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post #15 of 23
Thing about MS is that it's mostly only noticeable at lower FPS. It's also hit/miss, depends on the game. In fact, I've had times where the SAME game had it one time I played it, and it was gone the next time I played like a month later.

Bottom-line, lower FPS usually feels smoother w/a single card than it does with a multi-gpu, but once the FPS gets up around 45, MS *typically* becomes very hard to notice. Also note that a lot of people THINK they have microstutter, when really the problem is something else

I've been running multi-GPU for a couple years now, on lots of different setups (ati and nV) and it doesn't bother me. The rare occasions I get it, I just lower settings a bit if need be to get the FPS up and then it goes away.
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Turn vsync on maybe and no MS.
    
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post #17 of 23
what's microstutter? I've googled it and can't find any videos or articles that describe it very well. It sounds to me like microstutter is when your game gets super low fps once in awhile? Is that wrong?
 
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Quote:
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what's microstutter? I've googled it and can't find any videos or articles that describe it very well. It sounds to me like microstutter is when your game gets super low fps once in awhile? Is that wrong?

Microstutter
There are a couple of links in there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Bottom-line, lower FPS usually feels smoother w/a single card than it does with a multi-gpu, but once the FPS gets up around 45, MS *typically* becomes very hard to notice. Also note that a lot of people THINK they have microstutter, when really the problem is something else

I've been running multi-GPU for a couple years now, on lots of different setups (ati and nV) and it doesn't bother me. The rare occasions I get it, I just lower settings a bit if need be to get the FPS up and then it goes away.
That could very well be the case, but there is to many variables to accurately pin point the issue. I've been running multi gpu's for a while as well, only with ati though. So far BFBC2 is the only game I notice it in but I play it alot so thats why it bothers me, well that and crysis (I was close to the end where you get attacked on the ship after the nuke launch but I had to reformat and I forgot to backup my saves ).

Here I will tell you in the best way I can describe it what it is that I see. In BFBC2 when your running and the gun is swaying instead of a smooth motion its almost like there's missing frames. Its more of a stop-motion animation than a fluent movement.
 
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post #20 of 23
Never noticed any MS with my 5770's. Not to say it doesn't happen, just that I never notice it if so. I've played a WIDE array of games on them.
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