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Offline acarzt  
#31 Posted : Friday, January 29, 2010 3:28:35 PM(UTC)
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Reilneil posted a link somewhere to some benchmarks with actual FPS. I'll go find it later... lol

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#32 Posted : Friday, January 29, 2010 7:03:01 PM(UTC)
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The ATI 5970 is out and awesome (if expensive), the GF100 is still pre-production (i.e. months before it is sent to testers and then out for retail) and the specs are still largely unknown.

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#33 Posted : Saturday, January 30, 2010 12:51:31 AM(UTC)
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Yeah Soupstyle that was my point exactly. Plus there is nothing out game wise which it cannot run at top numbers period. This may come out anytime between next week and next summer.

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#34 Posted : Saturday, January 30, 2010 6:57:04 PM(UTC)
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It still lacks the ability to make a good omlett.

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#35 Posted : Sunday, January 31, 2010 12:21:03 PM(UTC)
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lol caos your post are so random :D, but hook up a hotplate and cook some omelets xD

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#36 Posted : Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:49:33 PM(UTC)
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A 5870 cannot run many games maxed out. Say for example Crysis at 7680x1600 a 5870 will have a tough when you try to max it out. For memory I recommend you get Corsair dominator GTXs and cool them with a T30 they're a bit overkill but if you want to go all out I recommend it. Also something else besides a thermaltake armor might be better like a mountain mods case. For a motherboard the Rampage 3 Extreme is coming out soon, and it will probably ber better than the P6T7 and will have usb 2.0 and support sata 6.0gb/s.

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#37 Posted : Tuesday, February 9, 2010 6:53:22 PM(UTC)
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lol.. there isn't a card that currently exists that can run Crysis at that res with max everything and still be playable.

I get about 40-50 Frams in Crysis with everything maxed out and no AA @ 1920x1200.

I get 30-40 in Warhead.

At 2560x1600 that's almost twice the pixels! Then multiply that across 3 screens! not gonna happen! Even if I tossed in a Second 295... it wouldn't cut it. now the 5970 in crossfire... that might be able to run it...

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#38 Posted : Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:56:50 PM(UTC)
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acarzt wrote:

At 2560x1600 that's almost twice the pixels! Then multiply that across 3 screens! not gonna happen! Even if I tossed in a Second 295... it wouldn't cut it. now the 5970 in crossfire... that might be able to run it...

 

I fully intend to test that hypothesis! [:D]

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#39 Posted : Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:56:49 PM(UTC)
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nope 5970s would crash and burn, especially when you try to enable AA.

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#40 Posted : Thursday, February 11, 2010 1:03:27 AM(UTC)
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I wouldn't say crash and burn....

http://hothardware.com/Articles/ATI-Radeon-HD-5970-DualGPU-Powerhouse/?page=6

Here it pulls 36fps at 2560x1600 in a single card config.

Add a second one and that's a theoretical 72 fps. Divide that by 2 and you have 24. It would be choppy in most parts of the game but in some parts of the game the gpu isn't strained so hard. Like in-doors parts of the game. No Crank the Core i7 to 4ghz and OC the pair of 5970 and you would potentially s[censored]z out a playable frame rate. Of course AA would be off still. If anything you might have to lower some quality setting on some features. But AA kills the game for most cards at most resolutions. And really AA doesn't make much of a difference on this game unless you run a High AA setting.

On my system the game was playable up to like 4x AA but there was barely a difference in quality and the occasional dips below 30fps wasn't worth it. 8xQ looked pretty great. But it was the only one that looked good and it was only playable on in doors missions and still it would dip below 30fps every now and then.

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#41 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2010 1:13:12 PM(UTC)
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What did you end up building Mojo?

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#42 Posted : Friday, February 26, 2010 9:01:52 AM(UTC)
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Soupstyle wrote:

What did you end up building Mojo?

 

He Bought A Mac,..............

 

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#43 Posted : Friday, February 26, 2010 11:48:12 PM(UTC)
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lol.... I hope not!

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#44 Posted : Friday, February 11, 2011 10:26:10 PM(UTC)
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of course go with GTX 560 SLI :D its the cheapest one yet very powerful

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#45 Posted : Friday, February 11, 2011 11:44:27 PM(UTC)
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I am at a kind of indecision right now. with the 560 and 6870 (not 6970) being value players here as I have heard good things on both, and I think there also somewhat close in price. I have heard the ATI hardware is better on energy use, and therefore heat production, where the 560 uses a bit more energy, and therefore would seem to produce more heat as well. I have not however looked over either personally as my  current GPU's will still power anything on market without much difficulty.

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