Originally Posted by mailman2
If I haven't seen it first hand I honestly wouldn't believe it. I had alot of problems with the 9800GX2 stuttering, pausing (Assassin's Creed, GOW, RS Vegas 2), low min FPS. I vowed to never use one of these cards again since I got sucked in with the 7950GX2 and the 9800GX2. I went back to a single 8800GTX which was slower than the 9800GX2 but the gaming experience was 300 times better to me.
That said I won't ever use one of these cards again until Nvidia or ATI can put out some hard evidence that this has been addressed fully. Its funny how none of the reviews touched on this with any of the dual cards. But they go on about it's benchmarked performance. Showing me a high average framerate means nothing when to me it's unplayable with stuttering and pausing. I consider the on net reviews to be half the problem.
Let me just ask you this.. Why, if you had problems with the 9800GX2 was that never mentioned on Nvnews? I know you work for EVGA but being part of the solution is alot more genuine than being part of the problem. I remember seeing the pics of your rig with the GX2s and how fast it was in 3dmark, but as far as I can recall you never mentioned having issues with it when they launched? I'd just like to see some reviews actually address problems like this with dual cards and not just spit out generic benchmarks with numbers but alas why would they jeopardize their free meal for me.
Honestly, do you expect the eVGA salesman who sells everyone on how hot his rig is to tell people of problems with the hardware his employer's trying to peddle? I doubt they'd keep giving him the hardware if he started telling people about the problems he had (like the microstutter he mentioned above for hardware that was latest a long time ago). The purpose in his having the latest and greatest on an nvidia forum (perhaps THE nonofficial nvidia forum) is to sell hardware, not warn people off it...
I wouldn't expect to hear about problems until AFTER the hardware is out of date and long gone...
I'm sure the numbers being posted are fine though. For problem reports, you probably should look for other reviews from people who pay for their hardware and aren't paid by the people making the hardware.
Just to be safe.