MSI GTX 970 mini review with rFactor 2 performance

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  1. Adrianstealth

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    Looking at your benchmarks it seems the 9 series is performing much better on dx11 stuff
    This is where perhaps nvidia's focus is

    Rf2 is still dx9 so maybe that's why performance increase is less
     
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    Perhaps you're right.

    edit: But even Skyrim, a dx9 game, is performing 27% better with a GTX 970 vs GTX 770.
     
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    Nvidia has spent more time on skyrim because it's a large seller
    We will not enjoy this with rf2 (&alot of other sims) as it's not so mainstream & nvidia will spend less time on optimisers in their drivers
     
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    So that's nearly a $300 difference for less than 5% performance gain in only clock speed (not cores)... plus a 3rd party closed loop water cooler is available for $80 that will allow you to overclock any gtx card and get better cooling than any stock cooler.
     
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    I used the same PC and same TV with both cards. The 770 was better (I picked it up on sale for $279 in August)....same clock speed and cores as the 680...but less memory (2gb vs 4gb on the 680). I think NVidia just optimizes the drivers for newer cards.
     
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    It's funny you say that because I read a number of times here that DX9 is not an issue at all... :rolleyes:
     
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    Until someone tests the 980 with rF2, this is all hype. I would love to have the best 3 monitor performance for the least amount of money and a single reasonably priced card (no Titan or SLI frustration for me). We're not going to know until some from this forum buys one and posts their stats.
     
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    @DrR1pper
    Benchmark Civic @ Silver:
    http://isiforums.net/f/showthread.p...een-AMD-Nvidia?p=308955&viewfull=1#post308955
    is weird in a way that OC doesn't give as much performance boost as expected.

    I just did the older benchmark: Clio @ Loch and there the same OC gives me 9-10% perf. increase, so more reasonable (but still not as good).
    So, maybe you could do it with your cards and then see what the difference is?
     
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    I do not think the result is the same with Mantle in use in relation to BF4.
     
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    Would be a pity it would not,......for a new gpu gen, but matching is not beating. :) Mantle is a DX killer.
     
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    I'm getting the same type of performance frame rates with 3 monitors and 2 x gtx680 in SLI. So either SLI is still broken or the 970 is about as fast as a 680 with rF2 given that I'm running triples.
     
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    You'll have to elaborate. Not enough info to discern your performance.
     
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    I ran the same Civic @ Silverstone benchmark non-overclocked and I averaged about 66 FPS...min 45...max 89. I'm running 5780x1080.

    I have a i7-3770k non overclocked and 8GB DDR3 @ 1066Mhz.

    GPU is 2 x gtx 680 FTW SLI @ 1150Mhz Memory 3004Mhz

    Game: Everything Max'd except AA @ Level 4, Shadows/SFX @ High, Reflections @ Low

    Driver: 344.11 rFactor Build 860
     
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    Then it's pointless comparing anyone to your results. You need to test at 1920x1080.
     
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    Here you go:

    Civic @ Silverstone benchmark non-overclocked and I averaged about 120 FPS...min 108...max 159. I'm running 1920x1080.

    I have a i7-3770k non overclocked and 8GB DDR3 @ 1066Mhz.

    GPU is 2 x gtx 680 FTW SLI @ 1150Mhz Memory 3004Mhz

    Game: Everything Max'd except AA @ Level 4, Shadows/SFX @ High, Reflections @ Low

    Driver: 344.11 rFactor Build 860
     
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    Again, i don't understand why you deviate from the benchmark settings given in the file. It has 2 screenshots of the display and resolution settings. Everything should be maxed, vertical FOV 60, 1920x1080 and level 4 AA. Repeated run 3 times to ensure the numbers are consistent.
     

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