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[Tom's HW] GeForce And Radeon On Intel's P67: PCIe Scaling Explored

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Intel’s Sandy Bridge-based processors dramatically advance gaming value by increasing performance at lower prices than LGA 1366-based configurations. But is the platform it sits on worthy of that CPU? We test three slot configurations to find out.
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Interesting for people considering SLI/CF on boards that don't support 16/16.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/11/11 at 5:41am
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interesting and good to know.

BUT WHY NOT USE A 580 and/or A 6970?!?

still though. a good read.
 
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post #3 of 24
Every scaling comparison I've seen, AMD destroys nVidia but in the TomsH review its the other way around.

Also why comparing $230 card against $350 card? Why isn't this HD697 against GTX570?

Getting sick of this AMD bash.
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interesting and good to know.

BUT WHY NOT USE A 580 and/or A 6970?!?

still though. a good read.
Would have gotten the same results regardless of card...It's a test on the slot more/less...
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Every scaling comparison I've seen, AMD destroys nVidia but in the TomsH review its the other way around.

Also why comparing $230 card against $350 card? Why isn't this HD697 against GTX570?

Getting sick of this AMD bash.
It's a test on the slot...They could've used a GTX 280 vs a 6970...It wouldn't matter because you'd still be losing the same performance...

AMD bash? Really? Seriously?

Ugh, some of you people amaze me.
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Every scaling comparison I've seen, AMD destroys nVidia but in the TomsH review its the other way around.

Also why comparing $230 card against $350 card? Why isn't this HD697 against GTX570?

Getting sick of this AMD bash.
They aren't comparing the cards, they're comparing AMD and NVIDIA scaling. Stop being so dramatic.
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I really expected more of a hit for the 4x honestly. Its good to know running the 8x won't really hurt performance much at all!
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They aren't comparing the cards, they're comparing AMD and NVIDIA scaling. Stop being so dramatic.
Bingo. They aren't trying for one card to top the other card, they are simply saying, "Hey, this is a common nVidia card, and this is a common ATI card. Let's use them for a demonstration!".
    
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It's great to finally see a well-done test on PCIe bandwidth. I think this will put to rest a lot of concerns people have with running multiple GPU setups and having to use PCIe x8 slots for some of the cards.
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They could've used a GTX 280 vs a 6970.
I agree.

I would have been a better comparison to put an old card that doesn't take much bandwidth versus a new card, to show the difference.

But I suppose they were going for an AMD vs nVidia thing.
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