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I love my new gtx480 sli setup. It allows me to totally max out crysis 2 at 2560x1440p resolution with 40 or more fps with the DX11 and texture pack. I needed another gtx480 cause of my resolution and it ended up working great in the end. Every game I have played so far has absolutely no problems with sli and all scale well.
Surprised you haven't run out of vram with that game at that resolution and the dx11/texture packs
     
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Surprised you haven't run out of vram with that game at that resolution and the dx11/texture packs
The cards mem usage is pretty much maxed out at a little over 1500mb lol.
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The 470 scales very nicely. Solid flow low temps with the parallel bridge.
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I like(d) mine quite a bit. One of the cards is out of commission because a couple of the screw holes for the cooler lost their threads, so the screws don't hold on anymore :/ I don't game too often any more so I'm not really in a hurry to get it fixed.
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The cards mem usage is pretty much maxed out at a little over 1500mb lol.
i've read that high mem usage is due to texture caching.. it will use all the VRAM it has
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I like my SLI 470's quite a lot. I mean, one of them is enough for a playable experience in most games maxed or close to it, but personally I think SLI 470's is perfect if you want totally max out everything on the market (except Metro is still a challenge to completely max).

Also, Sacred ... don't forget to OC, because at stock, 470's are WAY underclocked, so you're wasting a lot of graphics horsepower. And if your CPU is at stock, they will get bottlenecked in a fair number of gaming scenarios.

I can pick up like 1/3 extra perf by OC'ing if I need it. That's the difference between 45 and 60fps ... which is pretty big.

Put it this way ... considering this GPU score beats an OC'd GTX580 by a good 50%, for around the same price ... what's to be disappointed about?



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post #17 of 66
I'm satisfied with SLI. And overclocked, even better yet, makes a pretty good difference. Games like Crysis 2 in Ultra DX11 is very playable rather than lagging a bit with just one GPU.
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i've read that high mem usage is due to texture caching.. it will use all the VRAM it has
You can tell the difference with caching vs actual vram shortages when your fps drops suddenly and starts lagging like crazy i.e 1-2fps. Above 1x1080p you really need more than 1.5gb for quite a few games, particularly if they are poorly coded console ports with texture pack mods.
     
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Could not of loved it more
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Can anyone tell me why I only have one bridge and two spots for bridges. Will two bridges help?
     
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