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Graphics Pete J's 3GB 660 Ti Tri SLI Review

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pete J, 17 Mar 2013.

  1. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Aw, don't be so hard on yourself.

    :hehe: :p
     
  2. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    :D


    1080p CPU @ 4GHz GPU's @ Stock over boost. GPU 1 @1176MHz/2 @1163MHz/3 @1150MHz

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    Code:
    17/03/2013 15:40:59 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1920x1080, AA=16xQ, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: VeryHigh
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
        Play Time: 34.83s, Average FPS: 57.42
        Min FPS: 47.16 at frame 1969, Max FPS: 91.67 at frame 1626
        Average Tri/Sec: -13008572, Tri/Frame: -226543
        Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -4.05
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
        Play Time: 28.34s, Average FPS: 70.56
        Min FPS: 47.16 at frame 1969, Max FPS: 95.89 at frame 134
        Average Tri/Sec: -15040980, Tri/Frame: -213168
        Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -4.30
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
        Play Time: 28.28s, Average FPS: 70.73
        Min FPS: 47.16 at frame 1969, Max FPS: 95.89 at frame 134
        Average Tri/Sec: -15092726, Tri/Frame: -213397
        Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -4.30
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================
    
    Completed All Tests
    
    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>
    
    17/03/2013 15:40:59 - Vista 64
    
    Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=16xQ, 64 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 70.645
    1600p CPU @ 4GHz GPU's @ Stock over boost. GPU 1 @1176MHz/2 @1163MHz/3 @1150MHz

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    Code:
    17/03/2013 15:45:36 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 2560x1600, AA=16xQ, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: VeryHigh
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
        Play Time: 38.73s, Average FPS: 51.64
        Min FPS: 31.70 at frame 148, Max FPS: 79.70 at frame 1010
        Average Tri/Sec: -7498176, Tri/Frame: -145211
        Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -6.31
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
        Play Time: 31.80s, Average FPS: 62.90
        Min FPS: 31.70 at frame 148, Max FPS: 79.70 at frame 1010
        Average Tri/Sec: -8290271, Tri/Frame: -131804
        Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -6.95
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
        Play Time: 31.32s, Average FPS: 63.87
        Min FPS: 31.70 at frame 148, Max FPS: 79.94 at frame 1003
        Average Tri/Sec: -8557120, Tri/Frame: -133986
        Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -6.84
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================
    
    Completed All Tests
    
    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>
    
    17/03/2013 15:45:36 - Vista 64
    
    Run #1- DX10 2560x1600 AA=16xQ, 64 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 63.385
    So looking at these results, 5GHz at 2560x1600 is getting the most out of Tri SLI. :)
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Ahh, so it is a CPU limitation then - especially on the minimums!

    Interestingly enough, the minimums are about the same as mine.

    Cheers for doing that!
     
  4. Guest-44432

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    No worries. :) I hope this doesn't mean I'm making you upgrade to X79? :D
     
  5. vrrox

    vrrox What's a Dremel?

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    Brilliant review! Really enjoyed reading it :D +rep
     
  6. Chicken76

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    Very good review. +rep

    One thing I have to ask you though: have you ever encountered microstuttering with 660s? (even when benchmarking with just two of them?)
     
  7. Pete J

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    As much as I would like to, I have to be sensible!
    Not as far as I know - everything seems quite smooth.
     
  8. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    edit: reading comprehension

    edit2: i'm only able to compare heaven 2.0 scores, as the other games you tested are somewhat old or not used in common benchmarks, but from what i can tell you'd have gotten more performance for less money (assuming you spent around £260 on each 660ti) if you bought two 7970s, ghz edition or not

    plus, the advantages of running two cards instead of three are many

    and 660tis only have a 192-bit memory interface... that's kinda low for a 2560x1600 res monitor. there's a reason why 660tis are only recommended for 1080p res gaming

    7970 numbers:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFire/21.html
     
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  9. Pete J

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    Yeah, but (looks side to side) AMD sucks! *runs out of thread laughing*

    Seriously though, I like having PhysX support.
     
  10. Guest-44432

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    I agree, why do you think I got rid of my HD7970's...

    On a laptop, they are flawless - Desktop, AMD do suck... If you disagree with me, then you only have to go read back through all my threads and posts regarding ATI/AMD, and you will see why. Nuff said! :)
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    And I had no problems with my CF 7970s :lol:

    but hey, it's a tough debate to downgrade e-peen. tri SLI is tri SLI
     
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    I'm not going to go into too much detail, but here's a couple of issues I had when running CFX;

    Overclocking by even 1MHz resulted in horizontal tearing in 2D desktop.
    Hitman Absolute, when running maxed out with 8xMSAA results in memory leak, to the point all VRAM was used up causing a slide show effect.
    Need for speed shift 2 has flashing textures with CFX
    Farcry 3 maxed out with 4 or 8xMSAA would produce over 60fps, but felt like 20fps.

    And yet these games are meant to be optimised on AMD cards.

    Nvidia is no angel either - Look at the problems I, and many others have had running Tomb Raider.

    Now, I'm not here to dis peoples systems, as quite frankly, a single HD7970 is great. CFX still needs work, but it won't be long before they iron out these issues, then the real competion begins.:)
     

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