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Old 08-10-08, 12:03 PM   #49
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Default Re: So I got second GTX280

Originally Posted by Xion X2 View Post
It can also work in opposition. What one perceives may be all in their head.

If I perceive a pink elephant across the room dressed in polka-dot boxer shorts, does it mean that he exists?

Precisely the point. It's a lot easier to see something after someone else puts the idea in your head, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's an accurate perception.

For the record, I'm not saying that microstuttering does not exist. I've seen the research and graphs and can follow the logic. But this issue is way, way, WAY overblown to the point of being ridiculous now. People are paranoid about an issue that rears its head maybe 1-2% of the time on multi-GPU configs in a way that can be perceived. And even when it does occur, it's usually a productive tradeoff since 35-45fps--the point it seems to occur at--is still about double the framerate they would get on a single card in that situation.

The bottom line is that if your setup is strong enough to push 45+ fps on a consistent basis in the games you play, then you will probably NEVER notice this issue.
A pink elephant noticed by 1000 people is not the same as an elephant noticed by one person. Here, I'm the only only that's experienced it...

Regarding micro-stuttering, nobody put the idea in my head. I knew it existed, I thought I might not notice it, I did, and I didn't like it. So, there. Nobody came and pointed it out, I compared things myself and decided... If it exists, which you admit it probably does, it's all up to preference and you can't dictate to people what to do, just because it doesn't bother you or you haven't noticed it. Whether people choose to let it bother them or not, is up to them... Don't you agree?
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