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Old August 8, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Sweet spot my friend, not sweat spot. I can't believe it SKY, you just had to tease us with the ending... BTW great roundup.
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AWESOME Review SKYMTL. I'm amazed at how well these things scaled. Crossfire is such a great feature now! Come Christmas I think I may just buy another if there isn't a new card out yet. Pretty wonky how CoD4 more than doubles fps on Crossfire lol.
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Old August 8, 2008, 06:42 AM
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Yes I was really glad to see that too, should any problem come up
I think thats a first for a review.

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Great review! I really liked your troubleshooting section, I hope you didn't have to troubleshoot often cause that's quite the list to go through! But also lets folks whom haven't used multi-gpu know what a PITA it can be when something is a muck. Also too bad the SLI boards were kaput, would have been nice to see some numbers for comparison sake.
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Old August 8, 2008, 07:34 AM
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Fantastic review, very thorough! Driver removal and trouble shooting guide included.
You don't try to mask the problems but report it like it is. Straightup!

I just have one issue... STOP TEASING US !




Oh, btw ATI called and said the NDA was removed for you.
They ... uh... asked me to pass that along... ya...
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Old August 8, 2008, 07:44 AM
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Sweet spot my friend, not sweat spot. I can't believe it SKY, you just had to tease us with the ending... BTW great roundup.


Funny stuff. Fixed.
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Old August 8, 2008, 08:18 AM
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Hmmm...this is certainly an interesting conundrum for me.

I am tempted to sell my X2 and pick up a 4870 for now, then down the road grab a 4870X2 for "Trifire".

I'm just concerned about the memory per core issue. Since we'd have 512 on the 4870 then 1024 for each core on the X2.

I know on the 3870 series, "Trifire" was the sweet spot in performance with less scaling when going to "Quadfire".
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Old August 8, 2008, 08:28 AM
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Front page news!

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It is a fact that DAAMIT has come a long way to balance the odds against the Green Goblin with its RV770 chip, but Crossfire has been stuck in a rut for a while. Hardware Canucks has a State of the Nation address for Crossfirex and all things considered, you’re better off today than you were a while back when it comes to Crossfire performance, stability and compatibility. You’ve got a blow for blow account of what’s right and what’s wrong with Crossfirex, right here.
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Old August 8, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Front page news!
That sounds like something the Inq would say.
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Excellent review Sky. I especially liked the addition of how to uninstall and install the drivers I can't count how many times someone I know has gpu issues and when asked about if they have the latest drivers they say" I just installed the new ones over top of old because someone said it was ok" (lazyman's install lol) The only thing I haven't tried with mine was the option you stated to install same driver to bring up uninstall option.
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Old August 8, 2008, 09:13 AM
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I didn't want to put this in the review but I recommend that people avoid Driver Sweeper if at all possible.

I had quite a few headaches with it over the course of the review while trying to properly clean the 8.6 Beta and 8.8 Beta drivers. Driver Cleaner Pro is updated on a regular basis so while you may have to pay for it (not much) I find it does a much better job.
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Gr8 article
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