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Old 01-20-10, 01:56 PM   #44
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Default Re: 5870/5970 vs. GF100 (Fermi)

Originally Posted by shadow001 View Post
I need a much Faster CPU to unlock even more speed out of the HD5970's i have to begin with,yet such CPU doesn't exist yet,and the same goes for Fermi,so even with the eventual reviews happening where both ATI latest and Nvidia's latest are tested,that's something to keep in mind,and the fact that most software is a joke to run on such powerfull hardware is also another consideration.

Given how Nvidia implemented triple display support,regardless if you use 3D glasses or not,and that it'll require 2 cards,since each card only has 2 outputs,triple display comparisons,which would increase the workload on the GPU's by quite a bit,even with the current games,and reduce CPU limitation concerns,can be run with a single HD5870/HD5970 card,but can't be run with a single Fermi card

It's also possible to run 3 displays with a single HD5970 card of course,and also can't be done with a single GPU Fermi card,so will reviewers will be forced to use a single display when running benchmarks?,and ignore something that single ATI cards can do,while single Fermi cards can't do at all?....The reviews should be quite interesting to say the least.

And before i hear "Triple displays are a small minority of users" argument,we are talking enthusiast level cards here,and 3 LCD displays can actually cost less than 1 of these high end cards do,especially if we're talking about triple 22" LCD's,or maybe even triple 24" LCD's if you shop carefully.
I respect your opinions guy but you're not making any points with me as far as benching on multiple monitors.

I don't care about benching or playing on Eyefinity/multiple monitors and never have. I freely admit that people do like and use that feature but I am not one of them.

You have a habit of responding to my posts in a defensive manner (as in defending your purchases) and you shouldn't feel the need to.

If you are happy with your choices, then don't worry what anyone else thinks. I've had several 5xxx series ATi cards and they aren't for me. For a start they are problematic in one of the games I play the most and then there is nHancer and Physx and plenty of other things that make me lean towards Nvidia in the final analysis.

I'll be going Fermi SLI/Tri SLI as soon as they are available (providing they don't turn out to be total garbage, which doesn't look likely).

One thing I will say, I spent a fair bit on the ATi 5 series so I am no fanboy, I've tried them and I am now eager to see what Nvidia has to offer.

PS : You can buy Gulftown ES on Ebay as we speak if you really want a faster CPU - Gigabyte offers a beta bios for compatibility as Im sure most other mobo manufacturers do as well.
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