I've been getting lots of flickering in Crysis 2. Running either singer card or dual 560s.
1 card is only a week old. The max GPU temp every recorded by HWMonitor has been 74c (by the top card, after about 2 hours of crysis 2)
EDIT: This flickering only occurs in SPECIFIC areas. In the level "The Lab" all black/gray constasted smoke effects flicker back and forth between black and grey.
This only happens in the level "The Lab." This only started happening as of today (I reinstalled my drivers last night before bed)
In several levels certain places textures will flash. The always happens in the exact same spot in each level.
YouTube has people showing the exact same problems as me - so I don't think it's a hardware issue.
Either way -- Looks like I'm going to use EVGA's step up program and turn in my 560s for a single 580. SLI really hasn't been to my liking. The performance is FANTASTIC in game where it actually works - but it rarely works to its full potential.
In Crysis 2 for example I somehow get MORE THAN double the FPS of running single 560. I go from 25-50 FPS ----> 50---120+ FPS when running both cards. What's more, 50FPS is the absolute MINIMUM I ever get in SLI. However, at the same time, SLI causes many problems. It seems to cause several of the artifacting problems - some sli fixes (from BOTH EVGA AND NVIDIA) have fixed many of these problems, but many remain.
I went with Nvidia because I enjoy 3D. It works amazingly well in some games - don't think I'll ever play TF2 without 3D vision ever again. But, as mentioned already in this thread, 3D vision ALSO causes many problems. The 3D vision drivers are absolute trash sometimes requiring 2 or 3 removal/installs of **ALL** Nvidia drivers on my system to get working properly.
Edited by LesPaulLover - 9/14/11 at 7:30pm