Stop saying this! Stop! Stop it right now! FSAA is *never* irrelevant! If we had gigapixel displays, it would still be relevant!clone wrote:wonderful times indeed and if you give up on FSAA, a feature that is sorta redundant by 1080P it gets even better.
auxy wrote:Stop saying this! Stop! Stop it right now! FSAA is *never* irrelevant! If we had gigapixel displays, it would still be relevant!clone wrote:wonderful times indeed and if you give up on FSAA, a feature that is sorta redundant by 1080P it gets even better.
Don't ever say this again! You're spreading a malicious and mal-informed lie!
Bensam123 wrote:Why do you see there being a window for buying a extra card? I actually see it as a way of extending a initial purchase. A 7870 was great for me when I first bought it, but now I want more FPS and games are more demanding. Instead of buying a new gen card I can get one more of what I already have that has decreased significantly in price due to the release of a new card. That means my initial investment gains more value and I can extend it longer, as well as it being a good deal $/performance wise compared to new cards. Had I bought two at the same time I would've spent more and there may not have been games around to take advantage of it nearly as much.
I don't think this sort of logic hold once you go back 2-3 generations, but for the last gen that's still readily available on the market it makes sense.
"The mistake people make is thinking that two older cards on an outdated architecture is a sensible upgrade path"
That. Once you reach a certain age it's not worth crossfiring/sling them even if you can get the second card cheap. Second gen is still relatively fresh.
Bensam123 wrote:Once you reach a certain age it's not worth crossfiring/sling them even if you can get the second card cheap. Second gen is still relatively fresh.
Go back to my other posts in this thread. The context is always "buy one get another one (much) later is a bad idea". It pretty much boils down to knowing what you want and have a realistic plan in an appropriate time frame. Not people thinking about teamng low end cards with a time window of after 2-3 newer generations of CPU and GPU are out (extreme case here, but you get the idea).Bensam123 wrote:Curiously Fox, you say buying a second card is a bad value proposition, but don't offer any reasoning as to why. For example I can buy a 7870 for $150 and it almost doubles my performance, which is faster then even a R9-290x.
Airmantharp wrote:1. Hold out. The HD7870 isn't nearly slow at 1080p.
2. Upgrade the GPU; do not try to CF on an x16/x4 board. And don't buy any more of those boards .
3. Prepare to upgrade everything, especially if you're not running an overclocked Ivy quad.
I'm in a similar position with Z68- PCIe 2.0 x8/x8 will likely be a limitation for higher-end CF/SLI that would replace my GTX670's, and I'd like to move up to either a Haswell i7 K or an Ivy-E six-core for content creation work, along with a 4k monitor when those become feasible sometime next year. I'm basically resigned to trading out everything, and waiting for stuff like the PCIe SSD sticks to hit motherboards.
Duct Tape Dude wrote:Airmantharp wrote:New single-GPU down the road, when you get your 1440p display.
Thanks! I look forward to the post-28nm flagships.