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Well im sure this has been addresed already, but I was just wondering a few things.

1. I assume that Linux utilizes SLI technology, am i correct?
2. How robust is the technology in linux?
3. How is the performance?
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Originally Posted by dizzy4
Well im sure this has been addresed already, but I was just wondering a few things.

1. I assume that Linux utilizes SLI technology, am i correct?
2. How robust is the technology in linux?
3. How is the performance?
1. Yes Linux supports SLI
2&3. I'm not too sure as I don't use it. The only member that I know that does is theRemix.
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it's basically "good enough".. since theres no directX support, or any really difficult rendering jobs... you can rest assured that any displaying of video will not lagg due to your video card. i don't even know if many people running SLi on linux even needs it or utilizes it.. i can throw a few tips... real time rendering in blender... ogre development... my desktop
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Can you enable crossfire in Linux?

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Can you enable crossfire in Linux?

pink
i don't know, never heard of anyone really try.... doesn't crossfire use 3rd party drivers to get crossfire to even ever work?

i doubt there's support.... but i really don't even like ati.

you might be able to find an answer here though, https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...task=knowledge
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dizzy what app are you using to get your games to work in linux? What games have you got to work? Only reason I ask is because if you are using linux to game then and having good results, then I need that program. So far the only program that I have had very good reults with is Cedega.
    
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Wine is pretty darn good with games, unless you want to pay per month, which I don't.

Anyway, to the OP: SLI in Linux is supported, but in most cases, complete garbage and worse then a single-card setup. If you're trying to be a "Linux Gamer", it's totally futile at the moment, and recommended that you stick to Windows until the near future.

Also: ATI drivers are crap. CrossFire doesn't work at all. Not like you'll need both cards anyway.
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Originally Posted by selectodude
Wine is pretty darn good with games, unless you want to pay per month, which I don't.

Anyway, to the OP: SLI in Linux is supported, but in most cases, complete garbage and worse then a single-card setup. If you're trying to be a "Linux Gamer", it's totally futile at the moment, and recommended that you stick to Windows until the near future.

Also: ATI drivers are crap. CrossFire doesn't work at all. Not like you'll need both cards anyway.
i who's cases are SLI a complete garbage?
you must have did it wrong, or heard rumours.

mine was flawless from the beginning, running gentoo gave me the habit to RTFM before doing anything. my glxgears was insane. and xorg responds much much faster.
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You say DIRECT BLENDER RENDERING?

My 7900 oughta be fast enough for that..

HOW?? That sounds SWEET!
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