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Does SC2 still use both GPUs in multi GPU cards like the 295, 5970, 590, and the 6990?
    
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Originally Posted by juano View Post
You may want to check your Nvidia control panel as AA can actually be forced in SC2 through there, and it could be forcing some in SC2 if that is your global setting. I think once you get your second 470 in then waiting till kepler to do any further GPu upgrading would be the best idea. If 2 470s won't give you what you need you would have to spend a whole lot to get any better and that money would go much farther when kepler comes around.

Techaddict he doesn't have the second one in yet. The OP may appreciate a link to these SLI problems people have, because while I played plenty of SC2 I have no clue how well SLI works on it.
Heres the link to the issues people encounter with sli. http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/1765532424#1 .Some people claim its fine while others said it makes their fps worst. I remember there was more threads but I can't find it. Maybe you can find them on teamliquid.net . Also I didn't even realize sc2 doesnt have AA LOL. I stopped playing months ago. And if its true that his 12000mb vram is not restricting him at those levels then thank god cuz I was having buyers remorse from buying a gtx 560 over a 6950 cuz of the vram difference. Also its true that you can force AA in games through nvidia control panel, for example people have been doing that with Shogun 2 but then again the image quality is not as good as if it was natively supported by that game.
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I do not have any hard numbers to give out, but I can say for certain my frames has improved with the addtion of another gpu. It isnt scaling anywhere near 100% or even 50%, but I am seeing an improvement of about ~10fps average I would say.
    
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A lot of people seem to be under the impression that you can magically 'create' AA in games that don't natively support AA just by using NVCP. Unfortunately, that's really not the case.

It's very rare nowadays for games to come out that actually support AA (and hence it's possible to set AA in the NVCP) ... but do not have AA options in the in-game settings.

In fact, the only games I've played in the past 4 years that didn't have AA options in the game, but that you could successfully 'force' AA through NVCP were: Bioshock ( at least in DX9), Mass Effect 2, and Singularity ... all DX9, Unreal-based games. There's also been a few I've played where there was only a check-box for AA, but that I could actually get higher AA levels through NVCP, like Titan Quest.

From what I understand, though, AMD's 'morphological AA' is something that's actually along the lines of what many people think 'forced AA through NVCP' is ... i.e. a way to 'universally' achieve an AA effect in games that don't actually 'support' AA.

@OP it sounds like you'll soon be finding out how the SLI scaling is in SC2, eh? I'm guessing w/that much processing power, and running high resolution and IQ settings, the scaling from the 2nd GPU is probably going to be quite good most of the time for you.
    
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