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So I finally received both of my graphics cards back from RMA, they were 9800 GT's. They sent me back two GTX 550 (very pleased with EVGA, they are awesome). I must say I am very surprised with the performace of these cards in SLI, they scale very well and I am able to play most games on ULTRA with my sig rig rig. I was just wondering if anyone else has SLI'd two these and are as pleased as I am. I'm going to do some benches and post my results with and without SLI. I wanna to do a review here on OCN and I am looking for some input from you guys as to how I should go about writing the reveiw and what kind of benches and test I should do? Give me all opinions and what you look for in a good reveiw. I am also open to critcism.
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I don't think people bothered with these cards in SLI. It's almost pointless.

You can get a better single card for the same amount of money

But since you have it on hand, it would be nice to see some benchmarks

As for benchmarks,

Use Unigine Heaven benchmark, as well as crysis, BF3 and Skyrim if you have them on hand.

3D Mark 11 should be nice, too
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Good deal bud! Yeah EVGA is awesome when it comes to RMA generally, provided you're not in the black yourself. wink.gif



But yeah, good deal indeed. 550s in SLI are pretty sweet and about on par with a GTX 480 actually. As for benchmarks, the primary synthetic ones should do nicely as a start:

3DMark06 (Performance Preset)
3DMark Vantage (PhysX off, Performance Preset)
3DMark11 (Performance Preset)
Unigine Heaven Benchmark


After that, I'd just run a few games on your own and take screenshots using 'Print Screen' or something. I would run MSI Afterburner's OSD as well so we can see the framerates. Use the Toshiba Qosmio review in my sig as a reference if you want. smile.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

But yeah, good deal indeed. 550s in SLI are pretty sweet and about on par with a GTX 480 actually. As for benchmarks, the primary synthetic ones should do nicely as a start:
IIRC it was slightly worse than a 560 ti, which is inferior to a 480.
    
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IIRC it was slightly worse than a 560 ti, which is inferior to a 480.

Point being that for a free upgrade, he couldn't have gotten much better of course right? rolleyes.gif

These were RMA replacements for his old 9800GTs, to which these grant about 50% greater performance over each card individually. tongue.gif

But yeah, BF3, Skyrim, Crysis and Crysis 2, etc...
     
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