Originally Posted by almighty15;12800697
Problem is that it's a benchmark, Usage will vary from level to level and place to place.
I agree but when you see a pattern repeated thru a dozen games, some of which don't have built in benchmarks its hard to ignore. Of course real gameplay differs from benchmarks: System has to process keyboard/mouse/controller inputs, many benchmarks don't make use of audio, if it's an multiplayer game there is the addtional overhead of processing network packets/lag.
It's just as easy to argue that stuttering you previously noticed was a result of crossfire, or a small problem in any of the extra subsystems I just mentioned. Whole point of using benchmarks is to attempt to remove the 'subjective' results from your experience.
I'm glad you enjoy your experience with the 6970, but I wouldn't assume the major difference is a result of additonal vram.