Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest
Wow this guy wont quit, Newer cards do not have a hard time with AA. My single gtx480 maxes Bad Company 2 with 16xAA no problem. Your gtx295 couldnt even come close. With two gtx480s it does 32xAA with no slow down. You know why because they dont have the bottlenecks caused by outdated hardware and video memory. Its ok if you dont know about hardware, Its polite to ask then pretend you know what your talking about and look like a jacka**.
Well said pioneerisloud, I didnt have the patience to say all that, Im happy you agree Metro 2033 is one of the most stunning/immersive games I have played. When you play it make sure DOF is off.
My god please I will tell you again! Everything you say is untrue because you just have no idea what you are talking about.
My GTX 295 plays Battlefield at the exact same settings with 60 FPS avg.
I can really relinquish your posts please stop
posting to my thread it has become too exhausting reading this nonsense.
Everybody else ...
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
[*]How would you like for us to show you the microstutter, when it doesn't show up in framerates? You could be getting 60 FPS, but it'll feel like 15. There's no possible way to record this, short of a camera. FRAP's won't do it, as it just records each frame individually.
03:29 that is what it would look like.
People look I will list the facts for you.
I already have 1 x GTX 295 I have never encountered any problems with it and it pretty much maxes most games out.
I purchased the Extended Ascension and some WC gear lately so I am a little tight on money.
The next Hardware upgrade I will do is going to include Ivy & Kepler .
I just want to upgrade my GPU so it will hold out until Kepler.
Even tough my budget is tight I could afford a single 580.
But I also could get the GTX 295 from ebay for 66$.
The question is if it is reasonable to buy a single card (580) that needs to be heavily overclocked in order to play at decent settings.
I personally donÂ´t see much difference between DX10 and DX11 and when games really start to take advantage of it and actually fully use it Kepler will already be released so that is no valid point to justify the purchase of a 580.
Another arguement was that I could get one now and the other one later...I would never do that becasue the power consumption of on averagely overclocked 580 without power limiter (to enable max oc) already draws over 350Watts...SLI=700 Watts? lol no thanks
I wanna put the card under water too....so 450â‚¬ for the 580 and 100â‚¬ for the water block = 550â‚¬ .
I could get the GTX 295 for 50-100â‚¬ ...2x Waterblocks for 200â‚¬ = 360â‚¬
Another question is if I would really benefit from those extra 200â‚¬ and how I could spend it elsewhere.
Like I said before every card has problems with AA at high resolution not just the GTX 295 Quad
As in terms of Micro Stutter,Scaling Porblems ..I posted to many forums and most of them say they have never experienced those things.
But that does not mean you are wrong...I am very certain these problems do happen but not as much as it is stated here.
Nonetheless it is a valid point that should be acounted.
The factors which really bother me is the power consumption and the incompatibility.
As it turns out I was wrong and write at the same time xD
Every game that supports SLI automatically supports Quad SLI that is a fact....but what I did not consider when saying this ...is that even though the game supports
it that does not necessarily mean that they will use each card efficiently
So that is also a big factor which worrysme.
In conclusion...GTX 295 Quad has more power than a single 580.
GTX 580 might create a smoother gameplay experience because of its updated technology.
Still it costs much more,will be disposed of anyway when Kepler arrives(in my case),has to be extremely overclocked to achieve decent FPS due to its single chip.
I am not sure but I think I will just sell the GTX 295 and go for a single 580.
That just leaves 2 questions open.
1.)Which manufacturer of GTX 580Â´s has the best documented overclocking ability?
2.)What is the highest that is known on a 580?