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Old 08-10-08, 11:49 AM   #46
Xion X2
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Default Re: So I got second GTX280

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Originally Posted by Shocky View Post
My advice is to ignore Xion X2, microstuttering exists and can ruin gameplay in any title where the framerate is below 60fps. Only reason users might not be noticing it now is because there hardware is overkill for the games there using or they just don't know what to look for.
And my advice is to ignore Shocky, because he's wrong. I have tested games around or 10-15fps below 60fps, and this "microstuttering" is not noticeable when comparing to a single card. So, I call bull#$&%.

In fact, when enabling high amounts of AA in games like Oblivion, a single GPU setup actually ruins the experience by dropping into the 20s which is very choppy compared to a two-card setup that cruises along at 40+fps. During these tests there was no "lagging" or "stuttering" at all when ~45fps on the Crossfire setup. But there was tons of it on the single GPU:

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