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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

Anandtech has now changed the picture filename to TriSLI.jpg. Hmmmm...
I just checked half an hour ago and the file names are the same. They changed them back?

It is still ''TriSLI_575px'' for the pic showing the PCIe connectors, ''Image1_575px'' for the motherboard pic, ''TriSLI2_575px'' for the very first pic.
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AMD needs to work on the design for their GPU coolers, though...Middle card at 99* C...
Yes, I was thinking the same thing with them so close together.

HOW DO THEY BREATH???

I picked this MB because it offers plenty space between cards and is 2X 16 lanes.
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Can't wait for part 2 when they do triple monitors.
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post #64 of 149
Wow look at min fps:
Radeon HD 6970GeForce GTX 580
GPUs1->22->31->31->22->31->3
Average Avg. FPS Gain185%127%236%177%121%216%
Average Min. FPS Gain196%140%274%167%85%140%

AMD totally dominates in scaling this time around.
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post #65 of 149
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The Toms article?

That's 570 vs 6950.


Another thing, you can't really draw a true conclusion to scaling based off of a 2 min run through of a game.


Each map/level will have different amounts of scaling.

For instance I did some C2 scaling runs last night, 3 different level.


Rounded up

39/58= 48
50/72= 44
63/109= 73

For a total of 55% scaling over 3 different levels
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Wow look at min fps:
Radeon HD 6970GeForce GTX 580
GPUs1->22->31->31->22->31->3
Average Avg. FPS Gain185%127%236%177%121%216%
Average Min. FPS Gain196%140%274%167%85%140%

AMD totally dominates in scaling this time around.
Scaling numbers can be misleading, see my above post.
Different levels/maps all scale differently.
I'd like to see a review that tests each level and averages out the scaling for the entire game.

A 2 min walk through is hardly sufficient in determining game scaling.
I'd do it, but my student Office 2010 has been revoked
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post #66 of 149
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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) and for 1/2 games. So don't make **** up lol
So you're saying you would pay $1470 versus $1080 (a $390 difference), to get a performance difference of what, 5% at the most, overall?

Also, above 60FPS if where you stop seeing the difference anyways and the only game where getting the NV setup would give you the >60FPS experience is Civ 5; conversely the opposite is true for BFBC2, since the performance is so much poorer with the NV cards that getting the AMD will give you the 60 framerate instead of the NV setup.

So really, you're paying for the exact the same experience with both cards, it's just that with the NV setup, you're paying a 36% premium for no improvement of experience (on the 1600p single-monitor setup that Anand tested, anyway).

Regardless, the multi-monitor tests will be interesting to see.
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Are you a little slow?
No. But reading the review posted here, I think Quad-SLI scaling IS really ''slow'' and atrocious.

So for me, someone with Quad-SLI is ''slow'', since we all know that 3 GPUs is the sweet spot. 4 is for e-peen. And with the bad Nvidia scaling we are seeing here, a Quad-SLI set-up is like using 3 AMD cards...

And someone looking at 4 cards on a desk for 2 months waiting for waterblocks is also slow. And because Quad-SLI is so hot (4 cards are too close together) and so noisy, the guy absolutely needs waterblocks to use them... and then says ''the 6990 is too LOUD and too HOT''. Funny.

And a guy posting the same build thread in 5 or 6 different forums, and even in different sub-sections (watercooling sections, build sections, Nvidia sections...) of those 5-6 forums also, is also a little bit ''slow', IMHO, or craving for attention. Every forum I go I see your build thread!


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post #68 of 149
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I just checked half an hour ago and the file names are the same. They changed them back?

It is still ''TriSLI_575px'' for the pic showing the PCIe connectors, ''Image1_575px'' for the motherboard pic, ''TriSLI2_575px'' for the very first pic.
I'm thinking the 575px indicates that the picture has been resized.

Look at a resized picture at wikipedia. It will have #px in the url.
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post #69 of 149
They should of went with 3 570s. Would of still whooped it in performance with equal pricing. I wish 570s had more memory, but the 6970s can't even run decently on my 5760x1200 setup so I went with 3 570s.

An extra 720MB does nothing to help. Even CallsignVega's triple 30" setup only used 1.5-1.6GB out of the 3GB cards he has in Crysis 2.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/5/11 at 3:26am
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They should of went with 3 570s. Would of still whooped it in performance with equal pricing. I wish 570s had more memory, but the 6970s can't even run decently on my 5760x1200 setup so I went with 3 570s.
umm 570's dont whoop 6970's at eyefinity res, when the 570's beat the 6970's its not by much when the 570's run out of vram they crash and burn horribly and it does happen.

Also that chart you posted seems way off

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