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Old 01-16-09, 05:33 PM   #13
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Microstutter is a valid concern with multi-gpu systems. I just recently sold one of my gtx 260(core 216s) because the microstutter rendered the sli setup almost useless. Sure it works in most games only because the frame rates are above the refresh rate of the screen, but if you are trying to play Crysis at Very High settings it was horrible. I had never even heard of microstutter before but I couldn't figure out why 35 to 45 fps with the SLI setup was equivalent to 15-20 fps with a single gtx 260. So what's the point of spending th extra money? A single GTX 260 is just as smooth in most games at 45+ fps as the SLI setup was at 60+.

My concern isn't the games on the market today but the more graphics intensive games on the horizon, of which Crysis is a good indication. I would love to run a gtx 295 but will not spend the money until the problems are gone....completely. Any feedback is great but just because your gtx 295 runs great at 90 fps on Call of Duty doesn't mean the microstutter issues are fixed.
You just saved me from trying SLI with mine. I guess I might just try to get my hands on a GTX 285 when they drop. thanks again!! I love seeing the reviews with the high SLI scores... just gotta remember what a POS my 9800GX2 was.
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Old 01-16-09, 05:51 PM   #14
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MS is urban legend.
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Old 01-16-09, 05:56 PM   #15
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MS is urban legend.
no, it's not. I've been driven nuts by the 7950GX2 and 9800GX2 from Micro stutter. It exists and for those sensitive to it, it ruins any gaming experience.
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Old 01-16-09, 06:15 PM   #16
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Doesn't this microstutter happen on all SLI setups if the framerate gets to be too low? I guess what I mean is wouldn't a 295 GTX and 2 260 GTXs in SLI have the same issue?
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Old 01-16-09, 06:15 PM   #17
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how much it will bother u is subjective, but its there
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Doesn't this microstutter happen on all SLI setups if the framerate gets to be too low? I guess what I mean is wouldn't a 295 GTX and 2 260 GTXs in SLI have the same issue?
its more likely to happen at lower fps, but can occur at any fps. and for those who notice it, it does indeed ruin any benefits multi gpu brings.
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You just saved me from trying SLI with mine. I guess I might just try to get my hands on a GTX 285 when they drop. thanks again!! I love seeing the reviews with the high SLI scores... just gotta remember what a POS my 9800GX2 was.
You're basing your decision on a guy who just registered on the forum this month and has one post?
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its more likely to happen at lower fps, but can occur at any fps. and for those who notice it, it does indeed ruin any benefits multi gpu brings.
I didn't have any stutter problems with my 4870x2. I've never used SLI technology though so I can't speak on that.
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Old 01-16-09, 06:43 PM   #21
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EVERYONE who uses multi gpu has microstutter, theres no way around it. some people just dont notice it. its no different than the 30 v 60 fps argument. some people just cant tell the diff between 30 and 60 fps. does that mean the difference isnt there? no.
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You're basing your decision on a guy who just registered on the forum this month and has one post?
LOL, I make it a career to come up with bizarre believable stories to try and mislead someone on if microstutter exists or not. (Sarcasm Noted)

Yes you're right, I registered today, just to reply to this thread. I don't want people making the same mistake I did and there seem to be some misleading posts claiming microstutter isn't a problem. I had never even heard of microstutter before until I tried researching the problems I was experiencing. I have a Core i7 system that is smoking fast and the dual gtx 260s (core 216s) in SLI were a sweet compliment to my rig...At least it benchmarked awesome. Unfortunately, the microstutter ruined my "very High" gaming experience in Crysis (and was noticeable in Far Cry 2 & Call of Duty as well) I ended up disabling SLI during most of my gaming. So I sold one of the cards and I still enjoy a sweet rig that games phenominal, it just won't score 25,000 in 3DMark06 anymore.
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Old 01-16-09, 08:16 PM   #23
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MS is urban legend.
Hell_Of_Doom........the only person I give no credit too on NvNews.

Thinking about getting a 295 in the near future, but I have a question about SLI for the NvNews community...

Does SLI support D3D Triple Buffing?

I think SLI doesn't, but if SLI does support triple buffing I'll be more likely to get a 295.
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Old 01-16-09, 08:26 PM   #24
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EVERYONE who uses multi gpu has microstutter, theres no way around it. some people just dont notice it. its no different than the 30 v 60 fps argument. some people just cant tell the diff between 30 and 60 fps. does that mean the difference isnt there? no.
Back to my point, if you can't see it, it doesn't matter if it exists, and please stop with you have eyes of an eagle and can spot it all the time.

You have an agenda against multi-GPU setups, you've made it quite obvious in most of your posts, in fact, that's all I've read from you. Why can't you just accept the fact that it's not as bad as it used to be years ago when multi-GPU setups were just starting out? It has advanced to the point where 99% of people don't notice it. Of course you just happen to be in the remaining 1% and seem to get-off on telling everyone else how inferior their eyes are compared to yours.
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