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+111111

Anandtech is only good at spreading funny rumors, their reviews are garbage and untrustworthy.

Look at the CPU speed, 3.33Ghz ??? And the author said he excluded fps of HAWX because its CPU limited wth ? As if the gpu performance in other games wasn't limited by CPU ? Even if its so much worse for HAWX, its still a result and has to be taken into consideration.

I believe GTX 580's in SLI are bottlenecked by cpu more than any other gpu, even the cpu was oc-ed to 4 ghz, so it won't surprise me if CF scale is better. But anandtech is too bs, take it with a pinch of salt. If u want to see this kind of test, wait for Tom's or TPU.
I disagree, Reading the first few pages of any Anandtech review and you'll see how sound their setups and review theory are. Especially for anything SSD related.
    
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Nvidia need to wake up and lower the ridiculous high cost of their top cards versus AMD.
They're faster and have the technological upside, period. They can charge whatever they want as long as they're this much faster. Penny pinchers will still buy the cheaper solutions to save a buck, and enthusiasts will buy whatever performs better.

And AMD does the same thing with the 6950/6970, the 70 is hardly worth the extra dime when compared to the performance of the 50.

You pay for the best, that's life.
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Pretty much the same as the last review. Slightly better scaling overhaul for AMD, but even with that the AMD solutions still end up a good deal slower overhaul.

And yeah, a trifire/SLI review with a 3.3ghz cpu is pretty silly. I mean you're going to bottleneck regardless of clocks.. but that's certainly not helping.

Look at you, 10 to 6 nv favor, with only 2 games being a good deal slower overall.
Then look at the min fps, that favors AMD.
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Overall the AMD setup is better for the price. Not surprising. The scaling sucks on the green side in comparison.
Edited by Razi3l - 4/4/11 at 1:21am
    
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Ok? You can spin it however you like, but at the end of the day.. even with superior scaling, the red numbers come out smaller overall.

And we don't know min FPS numbers, they aren't posted even posted and only even mentioned in the scaling summary. Which =/= FPS. So don't make **** up lol
So typical of you.

Your argument would be valid if the 6970 cost $500, or if the 580 cost $380.

The Crysis mins are listed, and BC2.

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Minimum framerates with 3 GPUs does give us a reason to pause for a moment and ponder some things. For the games we do collect minimum framerate data for – Crysis and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – AMD has a massive lead in minimum framerates. In practice I don’t completely agree with the numbers, and it’s unfortunate that most games don’t generate consistent enough minimum framerates to be useful. From the two games we do test AMD definitely has an advantage, but having watched and played a number of games I don’t believe this is consistent for every game. I suspect the games we can generate consistent data for are the ones that happen to favor the 6970, and likely because of the VRAM advantage at that.

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I saw the "Power outtage, and $1500 part" the rest was a blur.
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Well said. For once, we agree. Those 580 1.5Gb are seeriously overpriced... I'm happy we can now agree on that.

I remember telling you exactly that on another forum and getting a lot of mud back from you not so long ago...
Uh huh. Show me a single reference of mine in which I didn't state AMD was a better "value/performance" ratio. Thats why I first started off with 4x 6970s. I usually refer to the "top" performance regardless of price in my posts. Although the vanilla GTX 580 should be $400 and the 3GB versions $500. People are willing to spend the extra $100 per card so nVidia wins. Supply and demand.

With regard to top performance, I wouldn't touch a 590 or a 6990 with a ten foot pole. Hopefully nVidia wakes up for the next series, uses quality VRMs, lowers their baseline price and adds a respectable about of VRAM to their cards.
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Uh huh. Show me a single reference of mine in which I didn't state AMD was a better "value/performance" ratio.
Here. Clear as day:

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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post
Nvidia need to wake up and lower the ridiculous high cost of their top cards versus AMD.
If you write this, it's because you think that AMD has a better "value/performance" ratio, or else you wouldn't have write that Nvidia need to lower the price of the ''top card''.
    
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Power outage in 3... 2... 1...

Source
those poor middle cards
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makes me just want to eat them.
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