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Old 01-24-10, 11:34 AM   #71
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Default Re: 5870/5970 vs. GF100 (Fermi)

Originally Posted by Slytat View Post
I'm not talking about cost, power consumption or anything else. I was talking specifically about the 5970 vs 285 SLI in terms of speed.

so keep in mind that even a single HD5970 hits CPU limitations far more often than an GTX285 SLI would under the same game at the same settings,so that also limits the gap between both,but it's not the cards fault if it can't be fed fast enough with the data it requires to perform at it's peak.

I'm sure Fermi will also suffer the sharper edge of the CPU limitation far more often than the GTX285 cards,and having said that,a GTX 285 SLI setup is still an awsome setup for pretty much any game on the market right now.

Here's the sick part.....We'll probably have cards out by either late this year or early next that will be close to twice as fast as an HD5970 X2,so what kind of CPU will be needed to feed that monster is what i'm wondering,especially in triple or Quad GPU setups....It's crazy basically.
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