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GravitySmacked 21st February 2013, 22:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by theshadow2001
It may be possible to pillar box through the graphics drivers or monitor (although I'm not cetain)

It all depends on if the monitor as 1:1 pixel mapping I think; mine has but I haven't tried it. If it does you can change the res but not use all of the screen space.
Maki role 21st February 2013, 23:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by maverik-sg1
@Maki - it's probably because there's about 0.05% of the PC population using x79 systems, the results in this test are closely aligned to what the other 99.95% are using.

I don't think PCI-E Gen2 was exactly saturated beforehand, the GTX690 ran perfectly well on it, so the test system with PCI-E Gen3 with 3 lanes at x8 should be plenty of bandwidth.

I concede the point you make is valid in an ultimate sense, but in the real world, it's not going to make a noticeable difference (1 or 2 fps max I'd say).

Just my 2c

I fail to see how the first point is relevant to this test though? I mean whoever is in the market for more than one Titan is clearly not part of that percentile either, and they are far more likely to have an X79 system than not. In fact, I would argue that if they don't have an X79 system, then they haven't researched their build properly at all and are throwing away performance they payed for. A single Titan is okay on Z77, even a 690 or 7990 is fine too, that's because they're running from one slot on both chipsets so 8x8 anyway. But two separate cards will see a performance increase on X79 thanks to being able to run them at x16 each. It may have been the case that the bandwidth wasn't an issue back when it was first mentioned, but it certainly is now thanks to the more powerful cards and higher resolutions we're playing at.
dark_avenger 22nd February 2013, 00:10 Quote
Any chance of a picture of the Triple SLI setup?
B1GBUD 22nd February 2013, 00:34 Quote
The GTX Titan is like an STD, whilst you want to boast that you got laid, you don't really want to say you got a good old dose of the clap to go with it.
PabloFunky 22nd February 2013, 05:12 Quote
Its a nice return seeing gfx cards allowing custom resolutions.

Back in the late 80s -90s i used to use an Amiga egs gfx card (£1500), and you were able to compromise frequencies for refresh etc etc, to try squeeze best res you could.

So basically you would enter the spec of the monitor, then you could create the resolution based on this and allowing overclocking.

You knew when you went too far as you lost pic, then could drop back down a bit.

So whilst a very old teqnique, its nice to see it available finally (although 20 years late) on a typical pc.
Spreadie 22nd February 2013, 08:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by YEHBABY
I thought that if you did that the aspect ratio would be wrong e.g. stretched faces etc.

Don't you have to drop resolution so that it has the same aspect ratio?
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Originally Posted by theshadow2001
It may be possible to pillar box through the graphics drivers or monitor (although I'm not cetain)

Pillar box - I'd just end up with black bars top and bottom, with no distortion. It looks ok actually.
Baz 22nd February 2013, 09:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by dark_avenger
Any chance of a picture of the Triple SLI setup?

http://i.imgur.com/b4FjkDE.jpg

Crappy phone cam, but still, POWWWEERRRRR
Spreadie 22nd February 2013, 10:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
*image snipped*

Crappy phone cam, but still, POWWWEERRRRR
Is it just my knackered eyesight, or is that motherboard skewiff?

If so, how much do those thing weight?!
runadumb 22nd February 2013, 10:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
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Originally Posted by dark_avenger
Any chance of a picture of the Triple SLI setup?

http://i.imgur.com/b4FjkDE.jpg

Crappy phone cam, but still, POWWWEERRRRR

I would kill you all for that setup.
forum_user 22nd February 2013, 10:10 Quote
No biggie, but I wanted to DL and run the Heaven benchmark to compare my results with 1x 580 in my system against your Titan results. The title for the graph says the res is 2560x1200, but the screenshot and intro to the bench says 1980x1080. I'm fairly sure it is 1980x1080 them, is it? Just clarifying to amke sure I can compare as best I can.

My bench in Heaven 3.0 just finished and I got 1427 with 1x 580, Win7, 8GB, i5-2500K at 3.3Ghz. Your 680 achieved 1115.

I've done something wrong ... ? :(

.. Within the driver screen, do you setup for performance or quality?
.. Did you use 3.0 and not the newer Heaven 4.0?
.. Did you use 2560x1200 or 1920x1080?
Spreadie 22nd February 2013, 10:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by forum_user
No biggie, but I wanted to DL and run the Heaven benchmark to compare my results with 1x 580 in my system against your Titan results. The title for the graph says the res is 2560x1200, but the screenshot and intro to the bench says 1980x1080. I'm fairly sure it is 1980x1080 them, is it? Just clarifying to amke sure I can compare as best I can.

My bench in Heaven 3.0 just finished and I got 1427 with 1x 580, Win7, 8GB, i5-2500K at 3.3Ghz. Your 680 achieved 1115.

I've done something wrong ... ? :(
I'm assuming the test was done at 2560x1600 and the 1200 was a typo, AND they've just reused the standard blurb from other benchies when they test at 1920x1080.

I say this because a 680 will do 1800-1900 stock at 1080p in Heaven, and a 670 will do 1700-1750.
Corky42 22nd February 2013, 10:17 Quote
Ohhh God, i so want three of these

http://www.evga.com/articles/00729/#TitanHCSignature
bigc90210 22nd February 2013, 10:34 Quote
the asus version is going for 820 on pre order at maplin, buy it using quidco or topcashback to get it for £787
forum_user 22nd February 2013, 10:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
I'm assuming the test was done at 2560x1600 and the 1200 was a typo, AND they've just reused the standard blurb from other benchies when they test at 1920x1080.

I say this because a 680 will do 1800-1900 stock at 1080p in Heaven, and a 670 will do 1700-1750.

Do you think they benched using 3.0 or 4.0?
Spreadie 22nd February 2013, 10:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by forum_user
Do you think they benched using 3.0 or 4.0?

Three, I believe.

The test suite mirrors that of Custom PC, in which they use Skyrim, BF3, Crysis 2, The Witcher 2 and Heaven 3.0.

Perhaps Harry or Matt can confirm?
forum_user 22nd February 2013, 11:07 Quote
Oh. Heaven 3.0. 2560x1600 res, GTX580 now equals 846. That looks more like it I guess!
Baz 22nd February 2013, 12:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by forum_user
No biggie, but I wanted to DL and run the Heaven benchmark to compare my results with 1x 580 in my system against your Titan results. The title for the graph says the res is 2560x1200, but the screenshot and intro to the bench says 1980x1080. I'm fairly sure it is 1980x1080 them, is it? Just clarifying to amke sure I can compare as best I can.

My bench in Heaven 3.0 just finished and I got 1427 with 1x 580, Win7, 8GB, i5-2500K at 3.3Ghz. Your 680 achieved 1115.

I've done something wrong ... ? :(

.. Within the driver screen, do you setup for performance or quality?
.. Did you use 3.0 and not the newer Heaven 4.0?
.. Did you use 2560x1200 or 1920x1080?

We updated the heaven settings test for this review; i'll fix the copy. Settings were

2,560 x 1,600

API DX11
Tessellation Normal
Shaders High
Anisotropy 16x
Anti-Aliasing 4 x

We're still using Heaven 3.0 though, although I doubt a version change would mess up much.
kosch 22nd February 2013, 13:15 Quote
Would have been nice to have seen the 580 GTX added to the results to see what kind of leap could be expected.
Shirty 22nd February 2013, 13:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by kosch
Would have been nice to have seen the 580 GTX added to the results to see what kind of leap could be expected.

Just look at the 660Ti results, they're close enough.
true_gamer 22nd February 2013, 14:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by kosch
Would have been nice to have seen the 580 GTX added to the results to see what kind of leap could be expected.

I expect 2x GTX 580's 3GB to perform the same, if not a little faster than the Titan.
MjFrosty 22nd February 2013, 15:36 Quote
Just bagged me an ASUS.
YEHBABY 22nd February 2013, 16:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by MjFrosty
Just bagged me an ASUS.

Only one :D
PabloFunky 22nd February 2013, 17:41 Quote
Evga has its hydrocopper ones up on its site and seen pics across net now.

Im in the market for a card soon, so looks like this one will do.
YEHBABY 22nd February 2013, 17:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by PabloFunky
Evga has its hydrocopper ones up on its site and seen pics across net now.

Im in the market for a card soon, so looks like this one will do.

How much though? £1000+???
PabloFunky 22nd February 2013, 17:49 Quote
Yeah, Im guessing loads, as they havent disclosed how much as yet as far as i can tell.

Googling like mad at the moment for info he he.

Might avoid luxuries like rent heat and food, so i can save up for one.
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