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    good read of truth of 16x 4x crossfire pcie

    I think most of the stories about 4x killing the performance of xfire was when the pcie 1.x standard was out. I'm pretty sure that pcie 2.0@4x = pcie 1.x@8x, which is pretty acceptable, at least thats how i understood it. When i had xfire 4890 there was no benchmark diff between the 2nd card...
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    Unlimited Detail = It's A Scam

    That minecraft developer sounds like a bit of an asshat, he goes on to list all possible flaws with the way the tech is used and all it's limitations - goes on to even call it a "scam" and then and the end says get excited about voxels. It sounds like he's more upset with the way this...
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    Why Amd's Bulldozer "should" be far behind

    Maybe Ati has become more profitable now, but they went through crazy bad times for the first few years after purchase as a direct result of the money lost/unavailable because of it.
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    Why Amd's Bulldozer "should" be far behind

    1) Amd's fastest current desktop processor (Phenom II) is based directly off around 10yr old single core athlon tech. 2) Amd's total R&D funding per year has been (averagely) only 1/6th of Intel's R&D costs. 3) After purchasing Ati graphics for an insane $5.4 billion in 2006...
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    Lower Eyefinity Resolutions?

    Based on your sig, overclock the crap out of that c2d and watch your minimum fps skyrocket - from 3ghz to 3.6/3.8 would make it seem like you upgraded your gpu.
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    8 pin cpu power connector to 4 pin cpu power on motherboard

    Prob has less power phases or the cpu's require less for overclocking stability.
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    The "Sandia Cooler" - fanless spinning heatsink

    The first step towards optimus prime, go go moving parts :) I would love my vid card to change shape for each diff game... im sure when trying to run metro max triple screen my vid card's would form the shape "hell no".
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    Lower Eyefinity Resolutions?

    Just a heads up, 4800 x 900 res on 1080p screens looks really bad. Try running singular 1680 x 1050 res on a 1080 monitor and it looks worse than that over 3.
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    Is AM3+ the most versatile motherboard EVAR?

    Haven't all late amd sockets had higher backwards compatibility compared to intel? It didn't help make them faster or the better choice though.
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    External GPUs -- Feasible with LightPeak / ThunderBolt?

    You're right, it probably equals less than an eighth for current cards.
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    6970 Crossfire Issue

    It doesn't matter if you have a 650 or 750 as the amps on the 12v is what really counts for high end vid cards, i have a corsair 650 as well and full load with crossfire 6850's and PII X6 @ 3.9ghz wasn't near 80% usage. I bet you it will run 2 x 6970's fine as when i bought it (modular...
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    External GPUs -- Feasible with LightPeak / ThunderBolt?

    When i had my laptop i looked into some of the options available and they were all pcie-x 1 or 2x bandwidth and as it seems they still are. What's the point of hooking any current or even last gen card to a laptop when it will run at an eighth of the performance of what it should do. Maybe...
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    Upgrading my 4870, which card to get?

    It's all relative to the capability of the hsf, i would think a TRUE would leave the air cooler than a stock hsf as it dissipate's the heat quicker. Therefore there is less heat at any one point of the aftermarket hsf than a stock hsf. Sure there is more surface area to spread the "warm air"...
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    Updated to 275.50 SLI Gone

    Easier option would have been to uninstall nvidia driver, use driver sweeper, shutdown and remove sli bridge, restart and install old drivers put sli bridge back on and then bam.
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    GTX 580 + Zalman VF3000F = Excellent!

    In africa a little kid waits and wonders how he will find any food for dinner, but right here we just have Cowboy420 who doesn't understand what the [H] in [H]ard|ocp means... a long time user and still no appreciation/understanding of what most users actually come here for. I'll give you a...
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    Upgrading my 4870, which card to get?

    Well at such a low res all aforementioned cards are almost overkill. Go for the cheapest card you can get out of the lot.
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    5.1Ghz Bulldozer OC on Air.

    Amd should have bought 3dfx instead of nvidia and then we would have cpu's with inbuilt voodoo XI's :D
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    Re: AMD Bulldozer Criticism

    I bet intel would find it harder moving sandybridge and cpu advancements would seem idle for a while as they milk SB. I wonder if everyone jumped ship to lga1155/1366 if intel would end of line these faster so you have to buy sandy?(assuming amd was gone)
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    Upgrading my 4870, which card to get?

    lol he can upgrade his video card to not play any video games and just idle out :D
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    upgraded video

    ^^^^ Both post's above are lol.
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    upgraded video

    Could it be possible the op & pedobear are 1 person? omg run for the hills.
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    upgraded video

    No doubt there is some deep dark secret about how he ripped off some 70yr old lady getting her first pc. I wonder how they aquire these pc's and how much is really paid for them, a fraction on the selling price i bet.
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    So will AMD have a "7900" series out this Fall ?

    It could be on par with the 4890 - 5870 leap, depending on how aggressive they are with the spec's of the card, 50% is a big ask considering clock speeds won't be raised to unimaginably higher speeds from a 40nm - 28nm drop. Realistically they will probably just cram more shaders/rops etc...
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    5.1Ghz Bulldozer OC on Air.

    Amd was probably internally demoralised from when they had the fastest cpu by far and intel paid companies to use their cpu instead, which in-turn caused unproportionately small market growth compared to what they really could have offered people.
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    Upgrading my 4870, which card to get?

    Sweet as, now let me pump 1.8v into my phenom II @ 4.6ghz while my TRUE stays ambient room temp... who ever said to watch your cpu temps pffft ;)
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    upgraded video

    Wow this insane guy is a real piece of work, talk about ripped off. I imagine when technologically illiterate parents come in to buy a new pc he probably lie's and says those p4's and athlon xp's are middle class that can do most things well. If all those people who bought the 5 crappy systems...
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    Which HD 6870 should I buy?

    Same here.
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    So will AMD have a "7900" series out this Fall ?

    Amd backed DP and as a format it covers all they need to do well, unfortunately alot of new monitors still don't have a DP port and needing the active adapter on 5xxx series and early 6xxx for eyefinity if you didn't have a DP lcd. They could just as easily connected up another Dvi port or...
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    5.1Ghz Bulldozer OC on Air.

    I think a new gen desktop part for amd can only be winning, just begs to question "How much winning?" If it's a good amount faster than the PII clock for clock then it solidifies BD as a competitive product, I think if the difference between BD -> SandyB closes the gap that's between PII ->...
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    Just how bad is my E8600 holding back my GTX570SC?

    At least he know's for next time and won't just chuck in a Gtx680/HD7970 :D
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    Ghetto A/C window unit duct cooling

    lol very true, don't turn it super cold if you want your pc to last... or at least check it every day at first.
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    Crossfire experience

    I'm pretty sure this is still true, my 2nd card doesn't spin up in windowed mode.
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    So will AMD have a "7900" series out this Fall ?

    I guess it depend's on how well current gpu's can handle these new titles to see how long both companies have before we need a refresh. Maybe Nvidia wan't to be first out the gate this round?
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    Upgrading my 4870, which card to get?

    Luckily for you there is no wrong decision between brands (amd/nvidia) of the card's you listed and are around that level of performance. What psu are you using? as this will impact which card you can ultimately get. (a good brand psu is usually much better/safer/quality than a high wattage...
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    Crossfire experience

    No i definately don't think support was bad before the seperate CAP driver (at least it wasn't for me), But updating crossfire profiles in-between driver releases was the smart thing to do - similar to what nvidia has but not as complete yet.(can't create a custom profile with amd yet if a game...
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    GTX 470 SLI cooling

    Could just be shitty thermal paste on the first card, or too much/little all the same result.
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    SLi or CFX Question

    Most cards come in a factory aftermarket-cooler flavour now, cost is almost the same unless you get an o/c card. Shop around as where i live reference cooled cards can be more expensive in cases, put the better cooled card in the top slot. Easy.
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    Crossfire experience

    You mostly hear about the bad stories using a multi-gpu setup with driver issues etc. so I thought i would share my good experience with crossfire. I have owned HD6850's since last year and have regularly updated the amd driver (no not every hotfix) over the course of this period. I am using...
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    Just how bad is my E8600 holding back my GTX570SC?

    This is why people with litlle technical knowledge should read/ask about their "issue", i mean this prob is glaringly obvious it's the cpu - a 5s google would tell you that. I'm kinda gutted for the op that he had to shell out for a 570/sell 5870 when it was never the underlying issue :(...
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    Ghetto A/C window unit duct cooling

    Damn i love ghetto mods, the more ghetto the better :D
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