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Old 10-19-08, 11:43 PM   #17
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Default Re: I change my mind about the GTX280

A single GPU does offer a more consistent frame time pattern than a multi GPU at the "Same" framerates. If your getting 30 FPS on a single GPU and 30 FPS on a multi GPU. Then the single GPU static frame times will be better. This is easily documented via fraps. This is why comparing solutions like dual low end cards to high end cards like 9800GTX SLI/9800GX2 or HD 4850 to a single high end GPU is hogwash. Even if the GTX 280 were to performa a few percent slower. The experience would be more consistence.

I dont think anyone has ever said that If your getting 90 FPS on a multi GPU that your experience wouldn't be better than a single GPU at 50 FPS. Its when they are within a few percent of each other I cant fathom going the multi GPU choice given the option if you were buying "now".
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