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#1 Bosco

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 05:02 AM

The NDA has just lifted and we have our ASUS, MSI, EVGA GTX 950 review up for your viewing pleasure.

 

Check out Franks review here:

 

http://www.overclock...si_evga_gtx950/


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:00 AM

At what place do you test crysis 3?

 

I just cannot believe 60FPS with high settings and 2xsmaa on that card.

Unless it is done at the very first level in the interior and facing a wall, then it could be possible.

If so, then the test is not really good imo, for that game at least.

 

Witcher 3 as well, it has higher frames than a gtx 780 lol.

If we need to compare with techspot's benchmarks (http://www.techspot....arks/page3.html)


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:54 AM

Nice review Frank,.. do you notice an empty SMT trace on the MSI cards PCB,.. that would allow for extra memory ICs  :yes:

 

Would love to see a 4GB model.


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 12:11 PM

im happy to see the return of the sli bridge 


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

im happy to see the return of the sli bridge 

 

How so?


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:57 PM

 

im happy to see the return of the sli bridge 

 

How so?

 

 

Neither the GTX 650, 650 Ti, 750, or 750 Ti had it.


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

 

 

im happy to see the return of the sli bridge 

 

How so?

 

 

Neither the GTX 650, 650 Ti, 750, or 750 Ti had it.

 

 

But weren't those cards compatible without it?

I could have sworn those cards could do sli without a bridge if the motherboard supported it.

Could be i am totally wrong on this obv, and it was something different lol.


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:15 PM

But weren't those cards compatible without it?
I could have sworn those cards could do sli without a bridge if the motherboard supported it.
Could be i am totally wrong on this obv, and it was something different lol.

 

No. The GTX 650 Ti Boost can, but that's basically a stripped down GTX 660.

 

AMD doesn't use a CrossFire connector in most of its recent cards, so maybe you're confusing the two.


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:10 PM

At what place do you test crysis 3?

 

I just cannot believe 60FPS with high settings and 2xsmaa on that card.

Unless it is done at the very first level in the interior and facing a wall, then it could be possible.

If so, then the test is not really good imo, for that game at least.

 

Witcher 3 as well, it has higher frames than a gtx 780 lol.

If we need to compare with techspot's benchmarks (http://www.techspot....arks/page3.html)

 

If you do not believe it then I am sorryI There is not one point I am staring at a wall as you put it.  I check close to the beginning and have done so since I first started using the game as a benchmark. You will notice that the settings are high and the system spec is high not very high. Everyone is going to test in different areas from site to site. I am not concerned with other sites test points, I worry about mine and run to run consistency.

 

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 05:43 PM

Just some quick overclocked  SLI results. This level of performance, at least at 1920x1080,  is on par with a stock clocked GTX 980. All for $150 less for just the card costs.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:30 PM

If you do not believe it then I am sorryI There is not one point I am staring at a wall as you put it.  I check close to the beginning and have done so since I first started using the game as a benchmark. You will notice that the settings are high and the system spec is high not very high. Everyone is going to test in different areas from site to site. I am not concerned with other sites test points, I worry about mine and run to run consistency.
 
Thanks for the comments and your feedback!

 
Not to mention some sites run everything at Ultra, regardless of video card tested.

 

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:15 PM

 

At what place do you test crysis 3?

 

I just cannot believe 60FPS with high settings and 2xsmaa on that card.

Unless it is done at the very first level in the interior and facing a wall, then it could be possible.

If so, then the test is not really good imo, for that game at least.

 

Witcher 3 as well, it has higher frames than a gtx 780 lol.

If we need to compare with techspot's benchmarks (http://www.techspot....arks/page3.html)

 

If you do not believe it then I am sorryI There is not one point I am staring at a wall as you put it.  I check close to the beginning and have done so since I first started using the game as a benchmark. You will notice that the settings are high and the system spec is high not very high. Everyone is going to test in different areas from site to site. I am not concerned with other sites test points, I worry about mine and run to run consistency.

 

Thanks for the comments and your feedback! 

 

 

I miss the days games had in-game benchmarks of its own, way easier to see how a card performs as well.

 

The thing is, when people see 60FPS on the benchmark, they are assuming the card can do that at all times, when you get to the second chapter it will be cut in half with ease and people will get disappointed, hence my question where you were doing the benchmarks, because the 1st level is not really accurate in terms of GPU strain.

 

Same with the Witcher 3, if that benchmark was at the fist level (where you are playing with little ciri) then that is even more inaccurate in terms of performance.

 

Maybe, just tell people where you benchmark when doing games that have no in-game one, then they know what to expect on a more realistic level.

 

Not that i didn't believe you, but it would just not be possible to have 60FPS in chapter 2, even some higher-end cards cannot do that lol.

 

 

But weren't those cards compatible without it?
I could have sworn those cards could do sli without a bridge if the motherboard supported it.
Could be i am totally wrong on this obv, and it was something different lol.

 

No. The GTX 650 Ti Boost can, but that's basically a stripped down GTX 660.

 

AMD doesn't use a CrossFire connector in most of its recent cards, so maybe you're confusing the two.

 

 

Probably was confused with AMD then i guess, i knew an NVIDIA card could do it, but wasn't sure if more cards could do it or not.

 

Thanks for clarifying that.


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