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Old 12-19-08, 04:16 AM   #37
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Chris, I just wanted to know, does quad SLI Scale well?
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Old 12-19-08, 04:31 AM   #38
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Maybe the driver hasn't matured enough yet. Gonna have to wait till what other reviews say. did 260 SLI have microstutter problems?
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I think you're right about the drivers. Too early for a fair test yet. Also FSB/CPU overclocking helps SLI out hugely.
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Chris, I just wanted to know, does quad SLI Scale well?
As I said.. i cant answer performance questions until the actual launch. I am only allowed to say I have it and I am working alot of benches for it.
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Old 12-19-08, 06:27 AM   #40
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Those highest playable settings reviews are BS. Everyone will have their own personal preference as to how they want to play. For myself I had a 30'' monitor but did not like the fact that even with the latest and greatest hardware you could not really enjoy the most graphically demanding games the way they should and LCD scaling interpolation is crap. Thus I sold it and got a 27''.

I find the benefit of 8x AA to be very marginal, and I would much rather have a less choppy gameplay experience. Maybe if I had an insanely high dot pitch like in the old CRT days I would appreciate 8x more like I used to, but I find you have to look way to closely to see the minor differences now. The only modes that I really notice a huge difference over 4x are true supersampling modes which help greatly by reducing shader aliasing. Everyone has their own threshold as to what they deem smooth.

I don't need a review to pick and choose settings for me to skew things the way they like. I prefer charts and then I find the settings that I play at.
They are just choosing the best settings both cards can run. They are not telling you what settings you should be using! Say that 8xAA in FC 2 would run like **** on an 4870x2, but 4xAA would run two times better - now which of the two do you think the reviewer should focus on?
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Old 12-19-08, 07:29 AM   #41
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As I said.. i cant answer performance questions until the actual launch. I am only allowed to say I have it and I am working alot of benches for it.
First week of january (or is the ending of the NDA under NDA )?

And where is the GTX285?
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This is good. I think GTX280 price will drop another $50, and it's time to pick third one for Tri SLI which should give me nice boost in the game
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Old 12-19-08, 08:44 AM   #43
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This is good. I think GTX280 price will drop another $50, and it's time to pick third one for Tri SLI which should give me nice boost in the game
You'd be better off going with a Core i7 system instead!
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Might want to look through here @ PC Perspective.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=1

Pay close attention to the min frames on this card. More often than not, that makes it look quite attractive. It's not a clean sweep and it's pretty surprising in some cases.

Personally, I'd rather something like a card with a 70FPS average and a 30FPS min than a card with a 85FPS average and a 14FPS min. Low mins = slow downs you feel and often stutter as well. What I'm saying is I'd gladly lose the average FPS war if I was always above 30FPS.
I'm sorry but did you even look at the graphs they posted? The low mins of the 4870x2 lasted for about one millisecond.

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I just don't get it. Some reviewers show the 295 GTX clearly ahead of the 4870X2 while others show the exact opposite.
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I'm sorry but did you even look at the graphs they posted? The low mins of the 4870x2 lasted for about one millisecond.

According to the graph the 4870x2's framerate was well below 40 for around 10 seconds, where as the GTX295 only dropped below 60 for maybe 2 seconds. Even the 260 only dropped to around 35 for a second at most.

Are we looking at the same graph?
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After suffering through the 9800GX2, I'll definitely PASS on this card...

One thing I haven't seen though from a price/performance standpoint are benches against GTX260 core 216 in SLI?!?!?!
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Old 12-19-08, 01:39 PM   #48
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After suffering through the 9800GX2, I'll definitely PASS on this card...http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/imag...lies/nana2.gif
I have never owned a multi Gpu Card can you let us know the Pros & Cons of your GX2?

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