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Check my post on page 1.

 

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post #22 of 30
So you can say you have 2 ! Not 1......... biggrin.gif Better overall performance, goes without saying !


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Looks good, goes harder, encodes video way faster etc etc.....
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At 2560x1600 one gtx 580 3gb was getting me decent 30+ fps in most high end games, 8-35 fps in metro 2033

with SLI, i hit 55-60 vsync fps in most games and can easily tell how much smoother and better it was.

Direct X 9? *** is that

Went tri sli, for a week. saw minor improvements with vsync but with it turned off there was a 20-30 fps increase( we are talking 120+ fps here so minor) all were 3gb cards.

SLI does not double graphics power maybe 25-30% more.
post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainstar View Post

SLI does not double graphics power maybe 25-30% more.

No. It depends on the cards and on the game. BF3 sees as much as 80% framerate gains with SLI setups.

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Minimum: 25 vs. 49 SLI, just about 100%
Average: 60 vs. 110 SLI, 83%
Maximum: 39 vs. 72 SLI, 84%

Nearly double the performance across the board. The average framerate for the 6970 actually did double from 62 to 126.
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post #26 of 30
IMO..The microstuttering and driver headaches outweigh the benefits of multi-card setups.I vote for best single card you can afford thumb.gif

I ran x-fire for all of 2 days
 
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post #27 of 30
If only crossfire and SLI could find a way to scale the memory as well, that would be a dealbreaker.
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post #28 of 30
I use one for gaming but two for benching. Best of both worlds!
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post #29 of 30
Almost a 100% performance boost, but that's all reliant on having software / games that support sli setups and in general slightly less driver stability under load. If you have the money buy one expensive single card as opposed to two lower end cards thinking you'll have a better setup.
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post #30 of 30
parallel rendering hence more fps and higher res in crossfire / SLI supported games or applications. 2 cards in parallel will render the same thing together.
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