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    Alienware OptX AW2310 de-bezeled, NVIDIA Surround (Portrait) setup

    I finally ripped the bezels off my Alienware OptX AW2310's and wrote a guide for it - let me know what you think! http://australia.tweaktown.com/guides/4714/alienware_optx_aw2310_23_inch_monitor_de_bezel_modification_guide/index.html Without the bezels, it's just eye candy :)
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    yeah, I know that :P I think it was.. maximus 3 extreme: slots 1 / 2 = 8/8x slots 1 / 3 = 16/16x
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    I know... but my problems disappeared when I did that. My temps dropped drastically, from overheating and keeping the clock speeds up to going much lower and not running ~100C the entire time.
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    Yeah I did... I had all sorts of problems at first (especially with the GPU's down clocking on 3 screens) found out it was an 8/8x limitation. I'm using an Asus Maximus 3 Extreme, and ports 1 and 2 are 8/8 so I moved to 2 and 3 which I think are 16/16x and my clock speeds and hence idle temps...
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    3x 30" Portrait 6970 CF Eyefinity vs 580 SLI Surround Showdown

    FWIW, I run 3 x Alienware AW2310's in Surround Vision Portrait Mode. GTX570 SLI Core i7 860 @ 4ghz No problems at all - I only play BC2. 120 - 130fps 90% of the time, on the more hardcore maps ~100fps. All I require is 120fps for my 120hz goodness. My 5970 was a pile of shite for doing it...
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    Martinje SLI Surround Portrait Gaming

    Here's some Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam in portrait GTX570 SLI Alienware AW2310 23" 120hz (all 3 screens @ 120hz) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKxEd6TwI-g
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    BFBC2: considering upgrading

    I think it's my large resolution + requirement for 120fps + 4ghz chip. So many people with yeah, as you said Q6600's and GTX580 wondering why it doesn't perform well :P
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    BFBC2: considering upgrading

    I run: Core i7 860 @ 4ghz GTX570 SLI 3 x Alienware AW2310's in portrait BF:BC2 graphic details @ high, AA 1x, AF16x 3240x1920 ~90fps constant. Impressive. I get ~96 - 98% GPU use on both GPU's. Edit; Turned off HBAO... now: 120 - 130fps nearly constant! :D
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    Martinje SLI Surround Portrait Gaming

    I've setup my screens in portrait and love it. Alienware AW2310 - 1080p @ 120hz x 3. GTX570 SLI it kicks arse... could never go back to landscape.
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    Is Bad Company 2 Vietnam Worth $15?

    In today's world of console-raping DLC, people are that tight to not pay $15 for this? I'd rather pay DICE $15 than some other company $15 for yet-another-DLC.
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    NV 2D Surround DX9 Portrait Mode Not Functioning

    Which set? The 263 drivers are the newest? http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-263.09-whql2-driver.html That's what I'm using... so you're using the 260.xx drivers and it's OK in Portrait? I might have to try that tonight :D
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    NV 2D Surround DX9 Portrait Mode Not Functioning

    I tried this last night with TF2 (forced SFR) and it did not fix the issue... still 54fps and it feels very, very 'laggy'.
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    Video card reviews: more focus on minimum frame rates!

    Plus it's getting harder to know which GPU's are better for certain things - especially since virtually every game is a console port, with frame limitations, caps and not very good support for PC GPU's.
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    AMD 6900 series, Delayed Until December, only Soft Launch.

    Oooh that news post caused quite the kerfuffle. http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/amd-hd6970-update-and-performance-indicators/comment-page-1/#comment-6097 From what I read, the 6970 will beat the 580 and be cheaper. This quote: “The HD6970 is not aimed at the...
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    AMD's ATI Eyefinity Technology Review @ [H]

    1.) I have a 5970 - if you're referring to my post about 3 x AW2310's - you'll see I have given details out of what I'm running. 2.) - Read 1.) 3.) - Read 1.) 4.) - Read 1.) Below - I'm running a 5970, it has 2 x dual link DVI ports and a miniDP. I used a miniDP to dual link DVI...
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    GTX 580 - when will it be in our hands?

    My thoughts on the release, being pushed up so quickly: What do I think? NVIDIA want to get in now, to show they have a better GPU to what is available *today*. In all benchmarks, it will be compared to a 5xx0 card, at best, the 68x0 release also. It will beat them all and come out on top as...
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    New Vegas + Eyefinity

    The only way we'll get OOTB support for Eyefinity/Surround Vision is never. Consoled games are FTL - Oblivion worked because it wasn't designed on a console and then gang-raped and ported over to the PC.
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    The sums don't work that way. 480 quad SLI uses 1500W+ under load. 250W TDP = 1000W, so no idea where 500W is being used... 5870 4 way doesn't chew through that.
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    Not when the 480's TDP is kinda bullshit. Read this thread which explains a fair bit of it, actually started by myself: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=912686&page=13 http://www.amdzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=527&t=137582
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    First look at Silverstone RV03

    Necro revival. Was googling about a successor to the RV02 and found this thread. That case is good for cooling - but, what if you wanted to install a longer PSU (1000W+ units are large). I like the cooling design and 90 degree angle installation, the cable management and HDD installation...
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    Fermi Refresh! Full Top/bottom 3 months after

    That's right - so then the question comes down to, what the fuck are NVIDIA and AMD doing with these gaming developers - why not work closer with them to scale the hardware better somehow?
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    Fermi Refresh! Full Top/bottom 3 months after

    This, my man. I wish people would get over the "fanboy" shit that I deal with on various forums. Whoever has the best - gets my cash. I've never been a fanboy of any company, why would you? What do NVIDIA fanboys do in times like this? Buy a 480? Wait for months during delays? Why...
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/17066/nda_lifts_on_new_6k_amd_range_on_22nd_oct/index.html 22nd of October, eh? Can't wait for the 69xx parts - hopefully it's not too far behind.
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    Eyefinity question -28 + 30 + 28

    No they don't - pretty sure that's never been a rule either. That rule is for 3d vision surround, same type/screen/resolution X3.
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    Crosshair IV Extreme

    I live in Australia - and work for a retailer, it's not on their site/system yet, I'm guessing it will be sometime this week.
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    I think most GPU fans are excited. At least AMD are giving us SOMETHING to be excited about - I wish I could say the same about NVIDIA. :(
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    Fermi Refresh! Full Top/bottom 3 months after

    25% less power? The GTX uses between 260 and 320W (depending on which review you read) so the above poster meant more like 40% less power. AMD seem to have done it - nearly double the power, same (if not, just a bit more) wattage. We won't see great performance-per-watt NVIDIA GPU's until...
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    Crosshair IV Extreme

    It's been sent out and some reviews are popping up - but they're useless. Reviewing it as a motherboard - and not testing the Crossfire/SLI/Hydra mix, that's what I want to see, how it performs with CFX/SLI and then Hydra, all seperately. I'll be getting this board the second it hits...
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    LOL People need to calm down - it's all part of the "close to launch craziness" that goes on. There are no exact specs - or else AMD would list them on their site - right now, everything is a maybe, most sites are using each other as sources. I also think, people don't want to believe...
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    AMD 6850 and 6870 released, October 18

    Specs included! http://www.tweaktown.com/news/16943/amd_radeon_6850_and_6870_are_go_to_launch_on_october_18/index.html Looks good, can't wait to see what they can do with a non-stripped down SP model. Pulling the same performance from 960 SP's as the current 1400 SP's use... impressive...
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    Radeon HD 6700 spec chart leaks.

    No, I mean the 480. http://www.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127567 The 480 isn't 100% faster than it's previous gen (and very old 285). It's 25 - 40% faster, yet from 1.4 billion to 3 billion transistors.
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    Radeon HD 6700 spec chart leaks.

    A mid range part that is twice as fast as current gen, keeping up with current gen 2nd fastest GPU? What more do you want? NVIDIA haven't done this in years - their 480 can barely beat a GTX285 (only ~25% faster) - and that's pretty old now.
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    Crosshair IV Extreme

    It's also a board for AMD users who want the best of both worlds (AMD and NVIDIA GPU's). Lucid Hydra isn't on every board either..... so it comes with a premium. And, who else better to sell it to? The overclocking market. If you think most good X58 boards are $300USD+, it isn't that...
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    ATI 6xxx gpu-z and 3dmark real or fake?

    I like that comparison... but also remember how much NVIDIA came back after the 9700 - it took the 5, 6 and then 7 series to bounce back to their former glory days. I truly believe we'll see that again. I don't think NVIDIA will be able to be on top (I don't count using 300W+, dual card...
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    ATI 6xxx gpu-z and 3dmark real or fake?

    Here's the link to the Anandtech article that was mentioned before: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2937 As for people saying it takes years in R&D - that's right, and for this reason alone - is why NVIDIA won't be able to swing against AMD until Q3+ 2011. This tech will be all they have...
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    ATI 6xxx gpu-z and 3dmark real or fake?

    The same could be said for NVIDIA - even with their magical "perfect" drivers (that don't kill GPU's or overheat them ya know........). If NVIDIA had great hardware, they'd put ATI down for the count. The mighty has fallen, people will see it when the 6xxx comes out and NVIDIA have nothing...
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    ATI 6xxx gpu-z and 3dmark real or fake?

    What the shit? Fermi had 7 months on AMD... seriously, it should've kicked AMD in the ribs with that much time. Thankyou. Not a big member of [H] so thanks. That's my point, ATI never really pushed the 5k series - same with the 6k series. Yet, NVIDIA were pushing Fermi before it was a...
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    ATI 6xxx gpu-z and 3dmark real or fake?

    I love how ATI never really bragged about how good this architecture was, and blew everyone away and stole 10% market share in <1 year. NVIDIA brag about Fermi, and it fails miserably (when compared to all aspects of the 5 series, power consumption, heat, and no delays for 7 months).
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    GTX 480 SLI PCIe Bandwidth Perf. - x16/x16 vs. x4/x4 @ [H]

    I too would like to see higher resolution tests, with 4x/4x or even 16x/4x. Interesting results tho - goes to show people that they don't need $800 motherboards to run tri SLI/CFX.
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