Originally Posted by Arizonian
Well since most of us buy the video cards for games
, why would we buy such high end cards otherwise. I'm still right.
Those specs were Eyefinity vs Surround benchmarks, 90%
or more of us have single
monitors. The rest maybe two or three and about a 1% have six. LOL. That OCN member used an older Nvidia driver vs AMD's current at the time. Not a fair benchmark technically, but that would be a very marginal difference I'm sure anyway in Nvidia's favor. Each driver update brings better gaming results as well as stability and or compatibility. Again marginal so I'd give you that.
Now if your argument would have been running multiple monitors (three or more) the 6970 vs 580 traded wins I would have agreed. AMD's one card runs three monitors vs Nvidia's two per card and AMD does that well. I would not have responded.
Your right on one hand but you used those benchmarks to make a point without being fully honest. ALL those game benchmarks I posted are what most of us are playing on single monitors and the very small percent have six monitors. So most of us don't care otherwise. Also they are real benchmarks.
Finally it's not Nvidia's fault that more and more games are using Physx. It's up to AMD to come out with a way to render those graphics better and push FPS for us better than Nvidia. Just like it's Nvidia's job to find a way to run even three monitors per card and try to do it better.
I did like talking this out with you because I love a good debate so no hard feelings.
Well in any case I don't deny the 580 is a good card however, it is only better in some game, not all and like I said before, when you are talking about 2 cards, the AMD cards are better. Also, if you are buying 2 cards, they cost about 300 less. Also, a lot of the benches I have looked at conflict with ones posted in this thread even, so again, if an OCN member would like to post their own benches I'd be happy to run some of my own. Now back to getting my new 950 stableeeeeeeeee....