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Old 02-03-11, 10:59 AM   #25
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I'm smpoking the stuff that makes me able to see what the only reasonable recommandation is to a guy who is trying to run three 25X16 monitors. You're apparently smoking the stuff that makes you think 6970s are a good solution for a best of best rig that needs more VRAM than they actually have. I'll stick with my brand.
The 6970 scales better on higher resolutions for less money, especially in Crossfire. Period. End of discussion. Keep arguing about it. It doesn't change the facts.


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Let's not forget that your "evidence" used a NVIDIA card I wasn't recommending and you didn't realize NVIDIA cards exist that make the 2GB framebuffer on the 6970 seem small.
Really now? I'd love to take a poll and see how many people would get a 3GB GTX 580. Then I would love to show said people what you can get for $600. Even a pair of GTX 560 TI's in SLI would trounce it. Honestly, I don't understand why you keep using that example. It's pathetic really. Try using something that is actually endorsed by Nvidia... oh wait. 2 HD 6970's > 2 GTX 580 1.5GB cards. Guess that's why. Nothing Nvidia offers can compare without spending an extra $100 on said product.


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Back when I used to read Driver Heaven, they were doing things like having contests to decide how to flamboyantly destroy high end NVIDIA cards to amuse the ATi fanboys who make up their readers.
On the top of their site is a banner that says "Click here to visit our AMD center!" Yeah, they are not biased.
Keep trying dude. Do you want me to go find every single Nvidia biased site? I bet there's a lot more of them. All you have to do is read the conclusion of a review to figure that one out. Kind of like what you keep writing...


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Why would you care who I have press privileges with? In the context of this thread, your only concern should be whether my advice was valid. Given my links to VRAM usage at resolutions far below what the buyer has, it's pretty obvious it was. You yelling "But that core mated to 1.5GB of VRAM can be slower than an ATi card with 2GB of VRAM, those NVIDIA cards with 3GB are too expensive!" isn't helping. People willing to spend $3K on monitors aren't pinching pennies and making sacrifices.
It's not about making sacrifices, bud. Getting a couple of HD 6970's in crossfire isn't considered a sacrifice when it matches and exceeds performance of a couple cards that cost hundreds of dollars more. Fact. Your press privileges simply make you open to attack from somebody that actually lives in the real world, reads about other products, and is able to come up with a reasonable conclusion. In this case, that conclusion isn't as cut and paste as you would like it to be, so you fight about it. It's funny really.


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I'm not going to go into what my life is, but my guess is a most people would trade me.
Material goods doesn't dictate a good life. The fact that you troll these forums continuously proves that.


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Too bad you fail at the "logic". NVIDIA's reference design targets 99% of buyers and wins for them. For the person I was talking to, the 3GB version of the GTX580 is really the only option he has for best performance.
It only wins in single card performance, and the market they sell to doesn't include 99% of buyers. The segment that they sell to is a mid-high end segment where only about 10% of the market is held. AMD controls the segment below that. Steam's hardware survey confirms that.

As for single card performance, Nvidia wins. Of course, that's to be expected of a product that COSTS MORE! When you add a couple cards together, though, it gets matched and beaten by the cheaper solution. That's the nail in the proverbial coffin. Nvidia's hit a limit with their 1.5GB design GTX 580 at higher resolutions. It took OEM's adding an extra 1.5GB of memory and an extra $100 for them to overcome that limitation. What a mess.


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But we're not talking about their reference design. What's next from you- "The 6850 beats a GTX240 so he should buy that!"
As far as reference designs go, I'd take NVIDIA's PhysX, 3d Vision, new games launching with SLi profiles instead of waiting, and the ability to write my own profiles over ATi's ability to run 8X AA better at 57X10 on some games any day. ATi tries to follow in NVIDIA's footsteps with their high school science project 3d and by begging devs to use OpenVCL w/o their support, but fall short as always.
See, your title makes you susceptible to preference on the side of green. Got it. No need to go flaunting it around. Everybody already knows. The way I see it, I suggest a GTX 570 to anyone that's looking for a new card in that price range. Why? Because it performs better. As soon as you jump on a higher solution involving SLI or crossfire, my opinion changes to a couple HD 6950 2GB or HD 6970's. Why? Because it performs just as good or better than a couple GTX 580's. Again, Fact. Your arguments are somewhat convincing, but flawed. I can tell you're an intelligent person, but your stance makes people hate you, and it makes them take your recommendations with a grain of salt. When you get it right, people notice, and when you don't, crap like this thread happens. Keep it up.


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Being one of two competitors doesn't mean you have a good product. ATi survives like their owner AMD does- they're cheap.
If cheap works, it works. It makes people buy their products. The fact that their products compete well with Nvidia doesn't mean they're cheap. I could call you cheap. Doesn't mean it's right. It's my opinion. The little club you belong to doesn't help your credibility in this situation. Throwing titles on companies that you consider "competition" hurts you a lot more than it helps.


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You see a lot more Kia's and Hyundai's on the road than BMW's and Lexus's- doesn;t mean they're better cars. (besides the fact ATi had a 7-8 month head start selling "DX11" cards that can barely run DX11.
Barely run DX11, you say? My 5870 runs DX11 titles just fine. There's no barely to it. And you're right, AMD got a massive head start on Nvidia in DX11, which is why they control the market at the moment. Fact. The better product has nothing to do with it. It's all about your position in the market. That little 2/3 of a year head start was Nvidia's biggest thorn. Not the product... the time it took for them to compete.

Your comments about Hyundai are pretty laughable, though. Hyundai is a respectable car manufacturer now. So is Samsung. Both are made in Korea. Funny how South Koreans are getting it right so often these days. If only Germany was that good on the electronics front.


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The guy I was talking to needs a 3GB card due to his native resolution, you keep ignoring this in your attempt to sell the KMart Blue Light special 6970. The waste of money would be if he listened to you and watched his video thrash as it ran out of VRAM.
So? If he were to buy a couple 6950 2GB or 6970's, it would be roughly the same price as a GTX 580 3GB, and it would perform better. Blue light special, eh? You mean you actually shop at Kmart? 10 points from Slytherin for that one. Decent analogy though. Too bad it's nothing but a half assed insult.


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Not everyone has to pinch pennies, some people don't care about saving a couple hundred per card. I recommended the best solution, you've posted no evidence that 2GB is enough for 75X16. Your guess is irrelevant. Unless you can post benches that show 2GB is plenty for 75X16, your guesses mean nothing.
It's not about pinching pennies. It's about getting the best solution for the best money. In this case, AMD wins it. If you want to spend a ton of money on a solution that isn't as good, go for it. But the fact remains: it's not as good, especially when money is a factor. To some people it's not, but you don't always get what you pay for. AMD wins in high-end multi-card solutions. The fact that it costs less is simply icing on the cake.


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LOL you do love to go on and on and on. Sorry have to go be the team lead at a software company this morning, then I'm taking the afternoon off to enjoy my hobbies. Carry on yelling about "value!" to people who are talking about "best of best".
Here's some more of it too:

"Value dictates the market."
"Value dictates the market."
"Value dictates the market."
"Value dictates the market."
"Value dictates the market."


As soon as you swallow that pill of yours and admit that statement is correct, perhaps we can start moving you back to reality. It just so happens that in this case, the value solution wins. Therefore, I guess that makes the "value" the "best of best" as well. Thanks for pointing that out.


Now I remember why I don't reply to your comments. It always ends up wasting a lot of my time. What a joke. I'm going to go enjoy my life now, rather than trying to disprove the spinach you seem to regurgitate in this section of the forums.
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