[TECH Report] As the second turns: the web digests our game testing methods

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by Final8ty, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. blackened23

    blackened23 Diamond Member

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    Some type of subliminal message urging you and everyone to buy more nvidia stuff. 2 more 690s and a tegra 3 tablet should do it.
     
  2. AnandThenMan

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    A certain member here outright admitted they are 100% Nvidia biased, so why even bother taking anything they post seriously? This entire thing is absolutely ridiculous, but I have to hand it to Nvidia, they are a marketing force. The minions eat it right up, my favorite is the guy who says he sees stuttering going from a GTX580 to a 7970. :D
     
  3. AdamK47

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    I'd also like to know what Railven said about me that was so spot on. Searched and couldn't find anything.
     
  4. SirPauly

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    Sarcastic conspiracy theory:


    Indeed! Think the unsmooth frames that do happen with nVidia products are subliminal messages, specifically with AFR and controlled to more levels by their frame metering and called this micro-conditioning years ago! It isn't their hardware, software prowess or their pro-active nature that creates the biased, loyalist nVidia mind-set.
     
  5. blackened23

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    I was just joking, I don't disagree about nvidia's hardware and software prowess. I was actually impressed by how much the latest drivers improved Far Cry 3 in SLI - game plays great for me now.
     
  6. SirPauly

    SirPauly Diamond Member

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    So was I!:)
     
  7. railven

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    I think it was a miscommunication. I don't even know who you are! And I don't mean that rudely, haha.
     
  8. Homeles

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    AMD has had security issues too, such as their lack of ASLR support in EMET earlier this year.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5966/uscert-takes-amd-to-task-on-driver-security

    Security vulnerability issues happen from time to time for every single software and hardware company in existence. That is just how computers work — I'm glad that you've given me the opportunity to enlighten you.

    Citing one issue by its lonesome and implying that the company with that is less competent than another is completely inane. Like the people pointing out Nvidia shimmering issues that happened a good 6 years ago. What else has happened since then? If you are incapable of producing a series of failures over a period of time, your argument is not worth the pathetic amount of storage space it takes up on these servers.
     
  9. Keysplayr

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    Dude, it was from my smartphone and it turned stupid. Scouts honor. LOL I'll fix it.
     
  10. Keysplayr

    Keysplayr Elite Member

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    Yes. Lets make it more about Keysplayr and less about the subject. That'll work.
     
  11. Keysplayr

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    Which member? And show us the quote.
     
  12. Final8ty

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    LOL! great post and personally i only have the FPS counter on for a little while then turn it off and it only goes back on in any particular game if i see and think i have an issue.
     
  13. Rikard

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    One thing that keeps bothering me is that despite having the same card as TR tested in their review I cannot reproduce their results, and I tried now for almost a month (OK I did other stuff too...)

    I believe I have identified where on the map they are, and have a save with similar environmental conditions etc so I should be able to get their value of 31 ms in the 1% extreme. Instead I get 23 ms, corresponding to an instantaneous FPS of 43. When I am indoors I get about 19 ms in the 99th percentile, which is similar to their Whiterun scores, so the real question is why do they have so bad results outdoors which I cannot reproduce? Then, if I use Radeon Pro to fix the supposed microstuttering I get 19 ms also outside (which corresponds to 52 FPS instantaneous). I said before that I do not appear to be very sensitive to microstuttering, but is anybody really if you have one frame out of hundred dropping from 60 FPS to 43, or 52 for that matter?

    Contrary to some people (mostly on other sites) I am not saying that TR are deliberately sabotaging their tests, but they seem to have a problem specific to themselves, and since I cannot reproduce their poor performance I still think we need more reviews on this if we should draw any conclusions from it. There could be something else in their setup that makes their results worse than what I can obtain. For example, I wanted to record a video like they did, but even when saving it on a separate drive the video recording itself caused stuttering.

    And like I said in my previous post, I noticed some stutter in a few pathological cases that FRAPS are not picking up, so I think we need to go beyond what TR was doing. I find the PCPER method interesting for that purpose.
     
  14. f1sherman

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    "cannot reproduce their results"...

    you have same test scene/benchmark run like TR?

    WTH

    No one responded to you because you dont seem to understand:

    FRAPS fps curve is not supposed to pick up anything latency problematic. It's fraps frame-times(from log) that pick up AMD's issue.

    EDIT: Fraps FPS curve with much longer polling time than typicaly frame time that is. If you are saying you have stuttering that even frame-times are not picking up that would be interesting.
     
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  15. Rikard

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    Like I said, I think I reproduce their conditions quite accurately, so yes I do.


    I am talking of frame times. Please read before you post next time.
     
  16. f1sherman

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    LOL

    Fair enough.

    I don't believe that you have stuttering with smooth frame-time distribution.
     
  17. Hitman928

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    I personally have experienced the same and have posted videos/graphs showing it.
     
  18. f1sherman

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    [​IMG]

    Stuttering with smooth, horizontal for most parts - delta function like behavior of frame time distribution? Similar to 660 Ti above... and yet stuttering?

    I'd love to see that.
     
  19. Rikard

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    I think Hitman will give you the link now any second for you. Since that stuttering is quite severe and still giving constant frame times in FRAPS I suspect it has a very different cause, but that does not make it any less important.
     
  20. f1sherman

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    That would only be possible with frame-skipping.
    CPU bottleneck perhaps.
    And 60% CPU load, even across single core, does not mean it's not CPU bottleneck.

    That's why PCPER idea is a huge step forward. Nothing goes undetected.
     
  21. Hitman928

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  22. f1sherman

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    Hitman, can you post frame-times while you're at it?

    BTW that wouldnt be Radeon Pro, would it?

    I don't recall Afterburner's limiter producing such a flat curve.

    And I did watch: Definitly frame-skipping
     
  23. Hitman928

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    Those are frame times, unless you mean the raw data . . .

    Yes, it's radeon pro.

    I've never heard/seen anyone claim that using a frame limiter caused frame skipping. . .
     
  24. f1sherman

    f1sherman Platinum Member

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    Nvm raw data then...

    Just use Afterburner if you really need limiter.

    It seems that hard fps averaging, i.e. strict wait for frame draw that Radon Pro does has its deficiencies.
    And thx for being honest ;)
     
  25. Hitman928

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