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Not bad AMD!

Nvidia needs to take a hint from the new Radeons and start stacking some more ram on these high end cards. That being said, it's easy to see why the AMD cards were superior at 2560x1600. 2GB vram FTW.

As far as 1920x1080 goes, I'm really glad to see both GPU makers kicking ass for a change.
there are 3gb nvidia cards....
    
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there are 3gb nvidia cards....
I never tried to imply there wasn't, and that's clearly not relevant to this particular review.
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post #23 of 93
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I never tried to imply there wasn't, and that's clearly not relevant to this particular review.
The same goes to you. Why mention the need for nvidia to stack on more ram when they already have (just not in this review). lol
    
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post #24 of 93
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~350 vs ~280 should not the 570 be faster?

This is Toms after all, even though they post a pro ATI article, they still have to give the illusion that NV remains better.
Don't exactly need to be David Blaine to pull off that illusion. Put them on a table and post the actual FPS numbers... TADA
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The same goes to you. Why mention the need for nvidia to stack on more ram when they already have (just not in this review). lol
You're missing the point. 2GB ram and up isn't terribly common with Nvidia cards, while AMD's 69xx series is almost making a standard of this.

I'm not trying to have a competition here, just stating the obvious. I actually prefer Nvidia's products, which is the reason why I'd like to see them do what it takes to keep the ball in their court.
Edited by metal_gunjee - 3/14/11 at 6:35am
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I see the AMD's won in the F1, of course the AMD's failed there before... so I'm happy.
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I don't understand some of these reviews that are done by these sites. Why test a multi-gpu rig w/ a single display?

We are in a day and age of surround/eyefinity as it is becoming more common for PC users/gamers to play and work on multiple displays

sorry for my bad grammar and spelling, English is my first language...I just haven't had my cup of coffee yet
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I don't understand some of these reviews that are done by these sites. Why test a multi-gpu rig w/ a single display?

We are in a day and age of surround/eyefinity as it is becoming more common for PC users/gamers to play and work on multiple displays

sorry for my bad grammar and spelling, English is my first language...I just haven't had my cup of coffee yet
Because most SLi / Xfire use a single display + decent resolution.

This may come as a shocker to some, but some of us like to have at least 1920x1080 with 8xAA or higher, 16x AF, all lightning effects, tessellation, and what not, when we game. Here is the other kicker, we like to be above 60 FPS always, or 120 FPS always (depending on Hz) and the only one way to do that with todays games, is multiple-GPUs. You take my second card out, I can only max 50% of my games. If you are investing 200~300~400~500$ into a card, just so you can find out that you can't run the game on max settings, you might as well just concede to playing games on the console and pay for that in my opinion. I play PC games for the HD / HQ graphics primarily, secondary would be controls (mouse and keyboard.)

On topic:
Just as a note: Many nVidia users currently have this issue for the Fermis, where for no apparent reason, have low GPU utilization (getting stuck at 30~50%.) The cards are so powerful (especially in multi-GPU setups) that it can often times go undetected.

ATi Drivers also look broken in Trifire in some games.
Edited by RagingCain - 3/14/11 at 7:14am
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Triple sure doesn't gain much over double.
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I don't understand some of these reviews that are done by these sites. Why test a multi-gpu rig w/ a single display?

We are in a day and age of surround/eyefinity as it is becoming more common for PC users/gamers to play and work on multiple displays

sorry for my bad grammar and spelling, English is my first language...I just haven't had my cup of coffee yet
because at resolutions that don't matter in cases like this(1920x1200 and lower) nvidia is still relevant. at resolutions where it matters having this kind of setup (2560x1400 and up) nvidia is burdened with a lack of ram and it's not worth creating an article about. /thread
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