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No duh again... I never asked about or cared about that, I have nothing to request.
If you don't care about that, what do you care about?

Are you still suggesting there should be a review based on the number of GPU cores?
    
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Seriously guys, come on. Enough with the thread-crapping.

Like I mentioned above, this review is dumb, period. It's meant for people who have money to throw around, because those who can afford 3x 1920x1200 monitors and 3 GPUs aren't going to be breaking a sweat trying to decide if their limit is $2500 or $3000, or whether or not they'll have enough to eat next week depending on which setup they choose.

[H], in their infinite wisdom, pretty much decided to do a price-performance review that excludes 95% of the pc gaming crowd. Let's try not to overlook this fact.

If my friend comes to me asking, "hmmm...three monitors and 2 580s, or three monitors and three 6970s?" i'd be more apt to tell him to grab three 6970s so I can beat him over the head with the 3rd one and he'd still have two left over for asking me such a ridiculous question.
Cost-performance is still a valid factor. Why did not you sell your i7 930 and get a new dual Xeon Sandy Bridge CPUs? That would smoke your i7 930.

Cost-performance is still why you did not upgrade to the latest CPU and motherboard.
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If you don't care about that, what do you care about?

Are you still suggesting there should be a review based on the number of GPU cores?
Personally, i'd love to see a review of 3x570s vs 3x6970s or a 6990+2x6970s.

Same number of cores, same price. It sure as hell would be a lot more interesting than this review was.
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If you don't care about that, what do you care about?

Are you still suggesting there should be a review based on the number of GPU cores?
Whether they do a review or not, it doesn't matter to me honestly, sure it will benefit some people so they can see how Tri-Crossfire and Tri-SLI perform against each other instead of this Tri-Crossfire vs Dual-SLI crap.
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Cost-performance is still a valid factor. Why did not you sell your i7 930 and get a new dual Xeon Sandy Bridge CPUs? That would smoke your i7 930.

Cost-performance is still why you did not upgrade to the latest CPU and motherboard.
Actually, it's because i am perfectly happy with my motherboard and CPU.

I can drop the money for a SB setup without worries. I just have no need for that performance. The price personally to me isn't an issue, if it's something i'd use, then to me, it's going to be worth the price. Value is subjective in many regards...if it meets your needs, it's going to be hard for others to judge your perception of the worth of certain things you own.
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Seriously guys, come on. Enough with the thread-crapping.

Like I mentioned above, this review is dumb, period. It's meant for people who have money to throw around, because those who can afford 3x 1920x1200 monitors and 3 GPUs aren't going to be breaking a sweat trying to decide if their limit is $2500 or $3000, or whether or not they'll have enough to eat next week depending on which setup they choose.

[H], in their infinite wisdom, pretty much decided to do a price-performance review that excludes 95% of the pc gaming crowd. Let's try not to overlook this fact.

If my friend comes to me asking, "hmmm...three monitors and 2 580s, or three monitors and three 6970s?" i'd be more apt to tell him to grab three 6970s so I can beat him over the head with the 3rd one and he'd still have two left over for asking me such a ridiculous question.

Sounds like plenty of thread crapping right there.Seriously,nothing you can say against this article makes any sense.Period.They compared 3 ATI GPU's vs 2 nVidia GPU's because they cost the same.If you don't like the comparison,too bad.Read something else.
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The power consumption is very interested. I'm glad AMD is doing well!
Best post of this thread. I know AMD is the better performance value. I just don't buy cards that way. I will save the extra for the more powerful of the two. Not to mention I NEVER pay retail! ( which goes for both brands, I just like a fast gpu for cheap )
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And to the others, regarding the tri-monitor set-ups, care to comment on my previous statement?
Sorry, that post was buried 2 pages back and I didn't see it because of all the back-and-forth going on.

Anyway, that's exactly my point.

In context, using this setup would have been pointless on a single monitor, just as it is pointless arguing the merits of a setup worth $2500 vs a setup that may cost you $2800. At some point, the price range is just high enough that your average and even above average gamer is going to stop caring about the price when it's already astronomical.

To me, this kind of review just isn't useful or worth drawing finite conclusions on anything.

And again, they should have tested 3x570s at the same cost and same number of GPUs, cause I guarantee that the figures would have been substantially closer or neck and neck, VRAM notwithstanding. It was mind-boggling not to include that.
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Agreed.So now they want 3 570's inc.or it's a fail review.Well-so I guess that means if this review was about 3 570's torching 2 580's-we would have the same people making the same complaints
scaling and memory advantage would be against the 3 570's.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...g,2865-12.html

CrossFire came out with a huge overall scaling lead over SLI, and removing the one title that didn’t reflect that average would have made the lead even bigger. Superior scaling allowed two mid-priced Radeon HD 6950s to approximate the performance of two higher-cost GeForce GTX 570s, while three HD 6950s took the performance win over three GTX 570s.
Edited by FLCLimax - 4/12/11 at 5:11am
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I'm sold, those 2 580's do pretty well against 3 6970's. Now if only I had $1000 to spend on 2 580's/....
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