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ya i guess since alot of people cant stand to have under 100fps in COD since thats the only game it drops that far in
Stop being butthurt

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lol since when did anything beyond a 60 fps on a 60Hz monitor matter?
You may only see 60fps, but the game still responds faster (lets say 100fps)
So it may feel faster. This is important so some people
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Stop being butthurt



You may only see 60fps, but the game still responds faster (lets say 100fps)
So it may feel faster. This is important so some people
Believe me, I understand having more than 60fps is awesome. But please elaborate.

Are you trying to speak in terms of pre-rendered frames by the cpu? Triple Buffering? or a simple placebo effect
    
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Alot of people are getting either 120Hz monitors or using 120Hz Televisions for gaming now.
I could see that making a big difference.
On the other hand, asking for a minimum of a stable 120fps on newer games is pretty much a bad idea anyway.
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Stop being butthurt



You may only see 60fps, but the game still responds faster (lets say 100fps)
So it may feel faster. This is important so some people
being butthurt over a horrible game that alot of people dont bother playing on pc? when that much of a performance drop going on a game is is actually good then id be bothered to worry about it as of now the performance drop is not bad enough
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being butthurt over a horrible game that alot of people dont bother playing on pc? when that much of a performance drop going on a game is is actually good then id be bothered to worry about it as of now the performance drop is not bad enough
no, your tone is butthurtious maximums
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Alright...this thread got awkward...lots of 'butthurt'ness

I bought the MSI P67A - GD53 which has a x16 and x8 for $149.99. It was $35 more but I feel better for the future having bought it. I would rather not have to buy a new mobo every 6 months a year. I learned my lesson by not buying an SLI ready mobo last time.
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Did a little testing on my setup to help answer this question. I ran three benchmarks. Now my board when cards in 16x and 8x slots says the 16x will run at 8x, yet GPU-Z still reports it as x16/x8. Cards were run at 900/1100 @1.149v

Heaven(1920x1080 default settings)

16x/16x: 61.4fps/1546
16x/8x: 68.6fps/1729

Resident Evil(1920x1080, max detail)(Fixed/Variable)

16x/16x: 120.2/157fps
16x/8x: 120.9/158.1

Lost Planet(1920x1080, max detail)(Test A/Test B)

16x/16x: 52.4/39.1
16x/8x: 57.1/39.8

As you can see not much of a difference though 16x/8x tends to be better. What I did notice a big difference in was temperature and noise from the video card cooling. Temperature was a good 20oC cooler and fan speed much lower, because of the spacing between the cards
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Did a little testing on my setup to help answer this question. I ran three benchmarks. Now my board when cards in 16x and 8x slots says the 16x will run at 8x, yet GPU-Z still reports it as x16/x8. Cards were run at 900/1100 @1.149v

Heaven(1920x1080 default settings)

16x/16x: 61.4fps/1546
16x/8x: 68.6fps/1729

Resident Evil(1920x1080, max detail)(Fixed/Variable)

16x/16x: 120.2/157fps
16x/8x: 120.9/158.1

Lost Planet(1920x1080, max detail)(Test A/Test B)

16x/16x: 52.4/39.1
16x/8x: 57.1/39.8

As you can see not much of a difference though 16x/8x tends to be better. What I did notice a big difference in was temperature and noise from the video card cooling. Temperature was a good 20oC cooler and fan speed much lower, because of the spacing between the cards
Yeah we just saying x16/x8 wont make a difference (I actually opt to run my gfx card two slots lower so its further away from my CPU cooler, to make it cooler) but x16/x4 will make a difference
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no, your tone is butthurtious maximums
and you failed to explain your placebo effect, thank you for that.
    
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