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Nvidia SLi, or Scorpius platform?

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December 25, 2011 8:07:04 PM

I plan on a new build based on the MSI 990FXA-GD65 AM3+ mobo and bulldozer 8150 with a quad channel 32gb ram kit. I plan on getting back into PC gaming harder than ever. I play a variety of games. Would I benefit better from Nvidia's physx/sli, or is the Scorpius platform the way to go? I plan on getting a 3D display. If i go with the scorpius platform I figured on Crossfire with 2 6970's. If i go with nvidia I figured on getting a supertower case and SLi 2 trislot cards. I've been building computers for 10 years, I've built both intel and amd platforms, my last build was an intel, now i want amd in the worst way. I've read reviews from both platforms, so I know what I'm getting my self into. The graphics cards are the only thing in question. (to prevent any confusion, or bashing between amd fans and intel fans) Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

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December 25, 2011 8:43:34 PM

From newegg

"Memory
Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 800 / 1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866* / 2133* (OC)
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB"
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December 25, 2011 8:50:48 PM

But i can still use 32gb of ram
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December 25, 2011 8:58:57 PM

Whoops my bad, the 32gb (4X8gb) kits are labeled as quad channel on corsair. And I know i only need 8gb, i had an i5 750 with 8gb. But for the amd 8core rig i want to max everything, hell i even bought a 1500watt psu that needs a special outlet wired up lol
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December 25, 2011 9:03:07 PM

my last three builds were intel, i miss my amd :-D
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December 25, 2011 9:08:03 PM

less than $1,000. I'm a hardcore amd fanboy at heart, my first build was a socket A board, and for some reason i like my AMD rigs, I've spent ample time in overclocking intel cpu's, but my heart bleeds amd red, not intel blue (theoretically)
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December 25, 2011 9:09:56 PM

Regarding your main Question;
HD 7970>GTX 580>HD 6970? GTX 570>GTX 560ti 448>HD 6950>GTX 560ti

Scaling of HD 6K cards are better than the GTX 5 cards in CF/SLI.

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December 25, 2011 9:12:48 PM

Thank you ilysami for staying on topic. I know i want to go AMD this time, and atleast someone understands i can't be talked out of it (No offence recon, you do make very valid arguments, but my shaky hands and the pins on board of intel bend too easy)
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December 25, 2011 9:20:01 PM

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Do you have the parts already?

Don't you understand?
AMD = Green
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December 25, 2011 9:24:57 PM

Just thought I would mention that 3D does not work with crossfire, so if you want to go 3D with an AMD GPU you could only get one. Nvidia's SLi does not have this limitation.
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December 25, 2011 9:29:01 PM

@gmcizzle
If i'm not mistaken, the CCC 12.1 preview does support HD3D + CF
Also, the new HD 7970 support 3D over Eyefinity.
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December 25, 2011 9:35:33 PM

Why would you go with AMD for a set-up like this! You have a £1,000 to spend and you want to buy an AMD! Dear lord!
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December 25, 2011 9:41:20 PM

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Read this before siding with your fanboy routes both of you

Are you referring to me as a fanboy ? Thank you, I'm proud to be AMD fan :D 
The Word "Bottleneck" shouldn't be said in such a situation, we all know that Intel CPUs are much faster than AMD's, even though, there's no problem at all specially while gaming.
Not all the games depends mostly on the CPU, the majority depends on the GPUs power, the CPU is great enough to handle 4 GTX 580s, but it will just sacrifice some FPS, countable due to being weak compared to Intel, but in real world performance there's no harm at all.
And how many times should I mention there's no gain from the additional FPS as long as you have a 60/75 Hz monitor?
See below, all CPUs got identical performance in gaming @ 1080P & 2560x


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December 25, 2011 9:45:22 PM

Hardcop is one of the sites favoring nVidia & Intel sides, you can sit with matto17secs and he'll confirm that to you.

And at the end, no one denied Intel being stronger than AMD, read the article well and try to understand some facts :) 
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December 25, 2011 9:57:30 PM

@Recon
I'll be more civilized and ignore your offense, no need to get mad at non knowledgeable people. :) 
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December 25, 2011 10:07:55 PM

I know only one thing, is that every thread you enter becomes useless.
So i'm not gonna reply to you again.

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December 25, 2011 10:08:11 PM

Well, the link http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-fx-6100-overclock-benchmark,3099.html is the conclusion of a system comparative in which the AMD FX line using 2*6950 is basically beaten in many games by a 2nd generation Intel using a single 6870, even in 1080p. (that shifts the weight to GPUs).

Well, two cards in Crossfire beaten by a slower card due to CPU.

Sorry to ask this again, I read the entire post and didn't understand. Do you REALLY want to go AMD CPU? Could you please explain why? Why expend much money knowing that you gonna be limited?
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December 25, 2011 10:21:31 PM

AMD FX is not bad in some tasks, but gaming is not one of these tasks. Go Intel for CPU. However, AMD produces solid GPUs. If you are willing to wait just a few weeks, you should be able to get a 7 series AMD graphic card. For your budget, probably either 7870 or 7950 would be optimal (depends how much they will cost).
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December 25, 2011 10:39:03 PM

ilysaml said:
Don't you understand?
AMD = Green


Whoops, Ati= red lol

Now before this turns into a total bitch fest I KNOW what is better in terms of cpu and triple graphics cards. The point is that I DO NOT CARE, my last rig was an i5 750 clocked at 3.5. I know what everyone says I should do, but what I want is what I shall do. All of you have valid arguments, but this is not an "im confused of what platform" thread, this is a "is scorpius worth the hassle vs nvidia" thread
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December 25, 2011 10:51:53 PM

Best answer selected by DJL2011.
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December 25, 2011 10:59:02 PM

vitornob said:
Well, the link http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-fx-6100-overclock-benchmark,3099.html is the conclusion of a system comparative in which the AMD FX line using 2*6950 is basically beaten in many games by a 2nd generation Intel using a single 6870, even in 1080p. (that shifts the weight to GPUs).

Well, two cards in Crossfire beaten by a slower card due to CPU.

Sorry to ask this again, I read the entire post and didn't understand. Do you REALLY want to go AMD CPU? Could you please explain why? Why expend much money knowing that you gonna be limited?



I build a new rig every 18months and sell the old one. I usually switch between intel and amd, my last 3 were all intel, now its time to use amd again. I dont like using the same thing for too long, a prime example: I buy a different cell phone every 3 months. Its not about what is better, it is about choice
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