yeah thats all I need the idea of a third GX2, and a new power supply LMAO!
when I see 100% scaling in Video cards, thats when i'll be satisfied So for witht he GX2 Quad I'm geting anywhere from 10% (UT3, which is funny cuz its an Nvidia game) to 80% COD4, which loves Sli . Seriously my frames doubled!
I know how you feel man , Im extremely happy with the GX2 Quad Sli, COD4 Rocks with it and all the other games im playing.
Congats mate , enjoy your new setup , I know I am, good to see someone with a similar rig
i wonder when we have a monitor that display higher resolution then human eyes which i think it is 324megapixel. i wonder then how much processing power a graphics card have to display fluid framerate!
bear in mind the cpu configuration for that system, and it becomes kind of clear that the AMD solution is a better buy at that kind of performance point - as the AMD cards don't have the cpu overhead issues that the NV ones do.
I'm not entirely surprised by these results. I'd point out that there are hardly stock GTX 280s that are being used; they're not only XFX XXX cards, they appear to be core clocked 15 MHz above the actual XXX cards, 685 MHz to 670 MHz. (link, the card model's not available on NewEgg) At least nVidia could do something right, getting $1,410US worth of video cards, overclocked, to beat $1,100US worth of cards.
However, I'm curious, when I read, "I still feel the Skulltrail board has some minor issues with the ATI cards, something we noticed at launch with the last Radeon series," that if perhaps the benchmark results might be different had this been on a single-CPU board rather than on a Skulltrail. Perhaps some enterprising reviewers might fill us in on that area... I'm a tad disappointed that it appears that none have thus far.
What gets me the most besides the substantial price difference ($1410 for the GT280 Vs $1100 for the 4870x2) is that the minimum frame rates are very close (within 2-4 fps) and the average frame rates are almost as close (6-8 fps). At that many fps who gives a **** about max fps its about minimum/average fps.
Not to say those results aren't impressive, just saying that its really closer than anyone gave any credit to and the price is no where near close.