Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 7 Dec 2012.
Awful crossfire drivers by the look of it.
Unless the driver isn't written well enough.
More GPU companys should make more cards like this, i'd like to see 7870 crossfire in one card, or 660sli on a stick, just something not mainstream.
I'm sure they'll manage it for AAA games
Yeah and that is very tempting. But I was thinking mainly that the 690 uses less power so I wouldn't need a new PSU. And I also would have difficulty accepting the fact that after spending 700 ish quids on something so uber, it still doesn't let me turn on the pretty physx smoke and stuff in games like Arkham City :/
Third world problems I know.
I have never had one in my life, but I have one in my basket at Scan at the moment and am dicing on pulling the trigger. The only reason is that I am upgrading to a very high resolution 27" monitor and the single slot cards all struggle with that resolution
Again... third world problems But for me the 700 ish pounds is a huge amount of money for me so I would have to consider a lot and fuss about everything before deciding. Nice to have some choice though at least.
You should be able to, I play it with full detail and PhysX on a single 560TI. You should at least be able to use one of the GPU's for graphics and the other for Physx
Edit, ahh I see you meant the 7990
Yeah the 7990. Although it seems like physx on the graphics card isn't used much anyway. In Arma3 they are going to do it via the cpu.
I've not been paying attention to the high end GPU market for a bit, but £700! You could buy a whole computer for that. You could practically buy a car for that.
This needed a proof reading somewhere:
So, what's the true base clock? 3GB instead of 6GB.
And the charts the 6 from GB is missing.
About the graphic card: It sure has the raw power to plow through, unfortunately all this kind of cards depends on how well the drivers work and since it isn't an official release, the support for this product should be even scarce unless Club3D does a thing of the past... Every manufacturer did its own drivers ensuring full support so if Club3D goes down this way, this card might have some pretty good margin to improve.
Would like to know the reasons behind AMD's decision of not launching a dual gpu. I can only think of the amount of power needed and the 28nm manufacturing process
Just to be pedantic but if you are going to complain about proof reading maybe you should check your own posts too?
Ha ha ha. This is too true.
Cheers, the 3GB has been changed to 6GB and the graphs should be fixed too. RE the clock speeds, officially they're 900MHz overclocking to 925MHz at the push of a button, but as the article states, this button didn't appear to affect the clock speed in any way and it remained at 925MHz all the time, hence why it was easier just to say they're clocked at 925MHz. Sorry for any confusion!
Thank you for the explanation. The clock speed really was confusing and left me thinking which it was and if it was the limit but that I got to understand when reading the overclock section.
Although my first language isn't english, after reading my own comment I must admit it also needed a proof reading. Mistake on my behalf
Crazy isn't it :/
And it might even get worse if AMD can't keep up with nVidia.
If 700 is too much, then its just too much, considering if you sit on your hands single GPU cards will come out later that will be faster. Say if the 700 is sitting around burning a hole in your pocket, then I would buy another high res 27 inch screen, remember to get some displayport to mini display port cables.
I currently run my U2711's at 5670x1080 in eyefinity or something like that, since one of the three screens isnt a U2711. I plan to get another graphics card for cross fire when the prices of them go down even further. I was deciding on another U2711 or another screen, productivity goes up with more screen space.
If you are going to pay that much for a GFX card, you might as well get two.
That one card costs more than my whole pc ;_; and lol at the power consumption. Crazy.
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