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As an example, sometimes even ATI cards can have momentary fps drops. It wouldn't be fair to AMD either to try and make any importance about it getting 1FPS in Civ5.




That's why Average fps is more relevant.
Nice to see you cherry picked the results.

Crysis result is also with no AA and not 4xMSAA.
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Shouldn't that be a red flag when just SLI performs better than 3-Way SLI?
No as that is normal.

Everyone knows that when running multiple graphics cards all the cards have the same data/assets loaded into local VRAM.

Now when a card becomes VRAM limited you have to transfer data/assets from main system RAM or from the HDD's straight to VRAM.

This is what causes the low minimum frame rates.

Having to swap data/assets in/out of 3 graphics cards puts more stress on the memory sub-systems then only having to deal with 2 cards does.

That's why the 3 cards have a lower minimum frame rate then the 2 cards.
post #133 of 149

Quad 6990 Extreme Bios vs Quad 590



Nvidia scales better. I'm waiting for him to do Metro and Cyris, since 3 GTX 580s beat 2 6990s on his other benchmark in Crysis. I'm thinking the GTX 590 also wins in crysis
Edited by saulin - 4/7/11 at 10:23am
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post #134 of 149
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Quad 6990 Extreme Bios vs Quad 590

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6NKR8uJUxQ

Nvidia scales better
Dude you're not seriously implying that because a synthetic benchmark that's always run faster on Nvidia shows Nvidia in good light it's counts as complete evidence?

1 Video of a synthetic does not hold up to the 10's of articles that show AMD scaling better.
post #135 of 149
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Look at CallsignVega's thread. He tested 2-way SLI/Xfire, Tri-fire and 4-way SLI:
That was a couple of months ago, and with old/early 6xxx serie AMD drivers. It's not relevant anymore today.

And don't mix-up reviews from serious reviewers, and with a method, with Joe-6-pack running some benchmarks in his parents basement. 2 totally different animals here. I know you are one of the teenagers drooling/worshipping any Quad-SLI set-up you see. But please. It's just a randon guy we don't know anything about.

Heck. We don't have a clue if he even knows how to install drivers! For me, it's just a random graph with numbers. Don't have clue what he did to get those results.

And since it's a couple of months old, it's not relevant anymore. 11.4 drivers are making a major difference lately.
    
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Quad 6990 Extreme Bios vs Quad 590

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6NKR8uJUxQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seM43T1ez4Y

Nvidia scales better
How can you say NV scales better, it doesn't even show the single card scores.

You can't compare scaling without a baseline.
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How can you say NV scales better, it doesn't even show the single card scores.

You can't compare scaling without a baseline.
In single card Nvidia loses on both those benchmarks
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Quad 6990 Extreme Bios vs Quad 590

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seM43T1ez4Y

Nvidia scales better. I'm waiting for him to do Metro and Cyris, since 3 GTX 580s beat 2 6990s on his other benchmark in Crysis. I'm thinking the GTX 590 also wins in crysis
The 6990 is constantly above the 2x GTX 590's in terms of frame rates in that video.
post #139 of 149
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In single card Nvidia loses on both those benchmarks
Those single cards have 2 GPU's each and run internal Crossfire/SLI so scaling is still a very important issue.

The 6990 being the faster card meens the scaling is obviously working wonders.
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Grunion. You are my new hero. You are sooooooo patient. Really.

But it's useless. You're fighting a lost cause. Just say ''Nvidia is better'', and they will be happy. Or else, those 2 will never stop. Random videos from Youtube, random build from a random guy in a basement, Tributar's videos (lol!), old reviews, etc.
    
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