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Old 11-12-11, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default thank God for Nvidia!

I recently tried my hand on two xfx radeon 6990's in quad xfire. One, AMD doesn't have drivers ready for the 6990 and stereoscopic 3d, even for just one card. So, I had the samsung sa950 and was using their on monitor chip for 2d to 3d conversion,not bad. This is because the tridef 3d software that came with the monitor wouldn't work because of the driver issues. Two, when Nvidia makes a beta or whql driver, you don't need to very often try 3 or 4 of them to get a single game to work. Hence, the AMD crappy driver. And they don't add all of their fixes from their beta drivers into their whql ones. Example, I was using 11.10 preview 3 to play rage. When I installed 11.10 whql, the game stopped working and i had to back to the beta. When nvidia goes whql, they add all of their current beta fixes into the whql driver every time. three, would you believe that a single gtx 580 3gb (msi lightning xtreme) can beat 4 6990's in quad xfire for frame rates in rage. Well, that's what happened here. the quad 6990's choked on rage and was barely playable with all graphic settings in cat contol panel and the game turned to low. meaning jerky play. Turn up all the settings on the gtx 580 in nvidia control panel with the exception of AA set to 8x and rage screams. Also, to get battlefield 3 to play with 11.10 whql for a single 6990, I had to turn off all CCC settings to make it playable. I don't know how the hell places like HardOCP can say good things about the 6990! Like it Says in my title, thank God for Nvidia!
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