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Old 07-25-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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"The GeForce GTX 560 is a strange GPU, in the sense that its manufacturer, NVIDIA, doesn't set default clock rates for it. Therefore, it is up to the video card manufacturer to decide which clocks to u..."

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Old 07-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Your article refers to some available benchmarks, implying there are links to them, but I didn't find any links.

Please feel free to delete this post if/when this is fixed. Thanks.
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Fixed, many thanks for pointing this out!

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With the main distinguishing feature being triple monitor support, why wasn't this tested?
The single monitor performance of GTX 560 can be found out from many reviews, but not multi-monitor.

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With the main distinguishing feature being triple monitor support, why wasn't this tested?
The single monitor performance of GTX 560 can be found out from many reviews, but not multi-monitor.

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How would you test this feature? Running a game and saying, "hey, it works?" And how about testing six monitors on all AMD-based video cards?
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:18 AM   #6
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Well, here's how I'd do it:
Benchmark a a game on one display. Add display #2, with nothing on it. Benchmark the game again. Load up a couple of web pages on the second display (so it is active) and benchmark again. Add display #3, perhaps with a Word document on it. Repeat benchmarks.
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How would you test this [three monitor support] feature? Running a game and saying, "hey, it works?" And how about testing six monitors on all AMD-based video cards?
First about the AMD cards: Most cards do not claim to support six monitors! Three is the norm, and not a distinguishing feature.

In this particular case I'd like to see the following;
1. Does three monitor support work as advertised?
2. Can the monitors use different resolutions between them?
3. How is the performance of single monitor gaming affected when more monitors are present? (Gaming on three monitors with this card seems like a non starter.)

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Overall, a great review, but in the graphs on pages 6 thru 12, the colors change for each card. For example, in one graph the Zotac card has a purple bar and the Radeon has a green bar, but in a different graph (even on the same page), the Zotac bar will be blue and the Radeon bar will be purple. It would be easier to read the graphs if a specific color is assigned to each card; Zotac is always the blue bar, Radeon is always the purple bar, the GTX560Ti is always the green bar, etc. Many reviews use red for the reference Radeon HD cards, green for the reference Nvidia cards, and purple or blue (or orange or yellow for Zotac maybe? LOL) for the card being reviewed. Not a big deal, but I didn't realize that the colors changed for each card in each graph until page 8 or so, and it was a teeny bit confusing, but then again, I've had a beer or three.
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