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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Nobody has tried it yet I believe. I can't wait for quad fire benchmarks.
Been there, done that. Tri/Quad fire is ok for lower resolutions but fails at high resolutions due to crappy crossfire bridge:

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...eyefinity.html
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I had two 6950 and a week ago add the third.
The third core on my eyefinity setup 5760x1080 did things worst in gaming.
A lot of stuttering with the third.
I hope to see next catalyst driver with caps solve this.
About temps i am on air and have done custom profiles to handle heat.
ambient temp 20c



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YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE THO!!.
Yesterday, I lost $1200 (total $3,000 this month) at the casino and this Asian woman said the exact same thing you said. Might I add she was a gorgeous woman. We started talking and she told me about her gambling experience, her husband, her 10k wedding ring, etc... Then she found out how much I lost this month and she said, " oh ya know, you only live once. Have fun while it last. When you have kids then think of the bigger picture". I was a little frustrated with the money lost but that's money I don't see. Anyways, she kind of give me piece of mind after we talk. I started to think I'm developing a gambling addiction. I made a promise to myself not to gamble again, at least not for a long time. To get over this gambling urge I'm going to spend money on electronic items instead. That will give me something in return. Long story short, " you only live once!" go for that TRIfire setup and don't look back.
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post #14 of 35
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I had two 6950 and a week ago add the third.
The third core on my eyefinity setup 5760x1080 did things worst in gaming.
A lot of stuttering with the third.
I hope to see next catalyst driver with caps solve this.
About temps i am on air and have done custom profiles to handle heat.
ambient temp 20c

my case

[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]

I also noticed quite a bit of stuttering on my 3x 6970's. I don't know if it was the driver, the crossfire bridges or what. My 3x 3GB 580's are silky smooth compared.
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is this even possible or worth it with the temps i'll see? was gonna do tri 570's but've been hearing bad things about those cards frying out.

i'd really like to try this new architecture.. but only if i'll see a big enough performance leap, and yes i know it's excessive... YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE THO!!

with my current tri config, my temps are grate and don't go above 85c, so just not sure it's worth it for me to switch to only two 6970's because 3 is too warm.
Go for it! If it's too loud you can watercool later.
BTW are you related to Guy Mann Dude?
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post #16 of 35
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No games would need 3-4 6970s to get +60 fps right, and at least not for what, a year or two???


And tsm106, what exactly is that being changed in your pic?
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post #17 of 35
went from 5870's to 6950's unloked, it are only 2 cards but i noticed the temperature and noise gone down by a fair bit compared to the 5870's.

if you was fine with trifire 5870 noise and heat then it will only be better with 6970's
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Been there, done that. Tri/Quad fire is ok for lower resolutions but fails at high resolutions due to crappy crossfire bridge:

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...eyefinity.html
this ^ changes everything. Thanks!! Also, do you honestly think having 2x NF200 chips in yoar mobo would've gapped that lost 2-5% ?


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Go for it! If it's too loud you can watercool later.
BTW are you related to Guy Mann Dude?
no relation, but while his is 80's drug induced/fueled, our man-seksi is indeed related on a cosmic level.
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no relation, but while his is 80's drug induced/fueled, our man-seksi is indeed related on a cosmic level.[/QUOTE]

That's what I thought
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this ^ changes everything. Thanks!! Also, do you honestly think having 2x NF200 chips in yoar mobo would've gapped that lost 2-5% ?




no relation, but while his is 80's drug induced/fueled, our man-seksi is indeed related on a cosmic level.
I think the numbers would be better on a 2x NF200 X58 that allows 4x 16xPCI-e electrical. The thing with the P67 is it runs them at 8x PCI-e and the added latency of a NF200. So it's kind of a two fold effect, which is why I saw performance loss of up to 5%.

Plus being able to add the fourth card is going to be a boon.
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