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I am contemplating giving up my 5870 EF6 Trifire and going with a 6990. I'm pretty sure my setup benches equal if not quicker than a 6990 but I'm more interested in ridding myself of microstuttering once and for all.

Just wondering if anyone experiences microstuttering with these new cards. Or if its something that will always be present with xfire or sli setups.

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there are many factors that cause microstuttering, so its very hard to tell if you'll experience that problem with the 6990. There's always the chance though since its technically 2 gpus crossfired
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I saw the 6990 Quad fire benchmark today and looked to be a lot of stutter, though its impossible to tell if its indeed the cards, or a low quality camera.

I hope there isnt, cause it will flood OCN with the 6990 in flames
    
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I will soon find out once my pair of 6990s arrive.
One is arriving March 11 and the other on March 14.
For your FYI, my pair of 5970s had terrible microstuttering on Crysis. Other games weren't so bad.
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So what's the verdict?
    
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
For your FYI, my pair of 5970s had terrible microstuttering on Crysis. Other games weren't so bad.
What did you expect?
Sorry but 4 GPU's is a terrible setup.

People with a 6990 + 6970 will fly right past you in EVERY SINGLE circumstance.
Nothing supports 4 GPU's. Nothing.

Not to mention, CrossfireX is still growing and getting better.
There are enough issues just getting CrossfireX 6970's working with no stutterting, let alone 2 dual GPU cards.

Not trying to knock your system but so many other setups would be much better and smoother.
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No micro-stuttering here with 6990+6970.

But I'm not a member of the Holy Church of the Micro-Stuttering apologists. God didn't blessed me with bionic laser-driven eyes like them, so I don't ''see'' any problems on my set-up.
Edited by Levesque - 3/30/11 at 11:07am
    
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Yeah, you need to look really hard and close for micro stuttering, which honestly, is present for all cards, even single cards to a certain degree.

But yeah, I don't notice any micro stutters with my setup either.
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Originally Posted by Levesque View Post
No micro-stuttering here with 6990+6970.

But I'm not a member of the Holy Church of the Micro-Stuttering apologists. God didn't blessed me with bionic laser-driven eyes like them, so I don't ''see'' any problems on my set-up.
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Yeah, you need to look really hard and close for micro stuttering, which honestly, is present for all cards, even single cards to a certain degree.

But yeah, I don't notice any micro stutters with my setup either.
Thanks for the info! Sounds like I may make the switch...now I just need to find someone willing to buy 3x 5870 EF6 cards LOL
    
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6990 smooth as butter
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