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Yes of course, and the reason for that is cause it's Tri-Crossfire Vs. Dual-SLI.

Now that's what I call win!

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What does it matter? I know someone will bring up driver issues when we're talking crossfire, but perfomance-wise, the AMD setup is stronger. So what if it's 2 vs 3. The point is, this is the best setup performance-wise for 1000$, I don't understand how that is debatable ..
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post #12 of 175
You could toast 580 SLI with 3 6950s, lol... for 750.
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post #13 of 175
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What does it matter? I know someone will bring up driver issues when we're talking crossfire, but perfomance-wise, the AMD setup is stronger. So what if it's 2 vs 3. The point is, this is the best setup performance-wise for 1000$, I don't understand how that is debatable ..
I'm not debating for $1000 setup man, it's a valid point. I'm just lol'ing at the fact that it takes 3 Vs. 2 in order to achieve it.
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post #14 of 175
Well, I'll never spend $1000 on a GPU setup anyways....so I don't really give a Rats A$$!
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those who have $1000 to blow on 2 high end GPUs, could wait a day or two and get the $1500 together for 3.

ATI drivers are crap anyway, this thread was totally stupid. what a stupid comparison, they just wanted to make up an excuse to lick AMDs balls
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post #16 of 175
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I'm not debating for $1000 setup man, it's a valid point. I'm just lol'ing at the fact that it takes 3 Vs. 2 in order to achieve it.
I'm not even sure why you would 'lol' over that.

I mean, you can't even argue power usage as those 3 cards are equal to Nvidia's 2... in this case, there is simply nothing to 'lol' about. It's just a straight forward objective review based on retail values.
    
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I'm not even sure why you would 'lol' over that.

I mean, you can't even argue power usage as those 3 cards are equal to Nvidia's 2... in this case, there is simply nothing to 'lol' about. It's just a straight forward objective review based on retail values.
Retail value... yes we get the point if it wasn't obvious the whole time. You can apply such an argument to just about anything, and nothing is wrong with that. However, the fact that it is taking 3 GPU's to out do or match 2 GPU's of the same generation does offer up some pretty "lol'able" material.
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However, the fact that it is taking 3 GPU's to out do or match 2 GPU's of the same generation does offer up some pretty "lol'able" material.
Why?

They aren't meant to compete at a 1:1 ratio, which is reflected in the retail value.
    
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The power consumption is very interested. I'm glad AMD is doing well!
    
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Why?

They aren't meant to compete at a 1:1 ratio, which is reflected in the retail value.
This. AMD stopped making huge monolithic GPUs. Nvidia still does. AMD moved towards smaller, scalable, and affordable GPUs that give 90% of the performance of a large monolithic GPU. They use less power and are easier to manufacture.
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