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Possible CPU bottleneck?
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Originally Posted by metal_gunjee View Post
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.
The point is that Nvidia doesnt do 2gb because of the memory bus they use...THAT'S why it's not common.

It's unfair now that because amd uses a 256 bus so 2GB works out?

They should have a chart showing the gpu mem usage.

It's obvious you prefer nvidia's products...you neednt state it.
    
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Some of those 570 benchmarks looks suspiciously like VRAM limiting. Nvidia is so stupid for putting such low quantities of VRAM on their cards.
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Anyone else remember the days of, but but nVidia sponsored this game!!!!

Every game on this list except for Crysis is ATI sponsored.

Ridiculous to leave out Metro 2033.
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Anyone else remember the days of, but but nVidia sponsored this game!!!!

Every game on this list except for Crysis is ATI sponsored.

Ridiculous to leave out Metro 2033.

I get 76% scaling in M2033, so add 10% for the 6950.
And JC2 is TWIMTBP
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Possible CPU bottleneck?
The most powerful CPU clocked @ 4.0GHz? I seriously doubt.
But even if its bottlenecking, thats the most powerful cpu and you'll live by this bottleneck for as long a better cpu is released.
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I get 76% scaling in M2033, so add 10% for the 6950.
And JC2 is TWIMTBP
My bad.
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Even though both are impressive (in 2way), I guess I would rather go AMD if I were going 2-way or more, in my experience with HD5/6*** series and GTX4/5**, AMD usually has been running cooler and less power consumption.

Still love my GTX460, but can't way for HD5850 gets out of the RMA.
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this is such a disillusionment. i've always thought that nvidia pwns in multi-GPU.

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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post
Some of those 570 benchmarks looks suspiciously like VRAM limiting. Nvidia is so stupid for putting such low quantities of VRAM on their cards.
coming from the guy with 3 GB GTX 580s loljk
i think originally, nvidia was the one with more VRAM since 5870/6870 only has 1 GB on standard models. then AMD realize that their cards were choking on vram at surround resolution and decided to double the VRAm on the 6900.
nvidia cannot do the same because 3 GB is overkill for a standard single card and expensive while 2 GB while overkill, only slightly expensive.
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