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so SLI, is it realy worth it, also i herd that one card will do the top of the screen and the other will do the bottme half is that true?

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google it before you ask, but to my knowledge its how many lanes of pixel processing you have.
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so SLI, is it realy worth it, also i herd that one card will do the top of the screen and the other will do the bottme half is that true?

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Yes, i do believe however you can change that. In crossfire it renders small checkerboard squares
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No I know its 24 for that card,
I meant, what is PixelPipelines? what does that mean?
Nothing really. Not to you anyway. In a way, piplines are concurrent pixel processors. It's like having 24 tiny processors on the chipset. So, more is better.

But, in the GFX world, shaders are where most of the magic happens. I don't know how many shaders are on that card. I do know they are not "unified" which means each pipeline has it's own shader engine.
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post #15 of 27
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so SLI, is it realy worth it, also i herd that one card will do the top of the screen and the other will do the bottme half is that true?

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Nvidia drivers allow for two modes:

1) Top half, bottom half co-rendering and
2) Even /odd full screen rendering.

Each method has it's drawbacks and Nvidia drivers determine which is best for each particular game.
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google it before you ask, but to my knowledge its how many lanes of pixel processing you have.
It's not necessary to Google before asking on this forum. Most of us are more than willing to offer support on any topic.
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Eh yea, but its a way not to hijack a thread but this is his thread.
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post #18 of 27
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There actually will be no video memory advantage in SLI. Only the memory on one of the cards will be used.


lol

no, I think u misunderstand. if you have say 2 cards with the same gpu but different amounts of RAM as was the case with some cards like the 6600GT (128mb and 256mb versions) then the card with more can only access the amount of the lesser card. so it would be like having 2 cards with 128mb RAM instead of one with 128 and one with 256.
likewise, if one card has a higher factory OC then the other both cards will operate at the slower frequencies of the two.


back on topic...


If I were you I wouldn't spend the $ on another card for SLI right now. I'd wait around for a little while and get a dx10 card once they come down in price a little bit. I'd only spend money on a gfx card right now if I really needed one. and if you do decide to upgrade I wouldn't spend more then about $250-300 on a card unless you're getting dx10
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lol

no, I think u misunderstand. if you have say 2 cards with the same gpu but different amounts of RAM as was the case with some cards like the 6600GT (128mb and 256mb versions) then the card with more can only access the amount of the lesser card. so it would be like having 2 cards with 128mb RAM instead of one with 128 and one with 256.
likewise, if one card has a higher factory OC then the other both cards will operate at the slower frequencies of the two.


back on topic...


If I were you I wouldn't spend the $ on another card for SLI right now. I'd wait around for a little while and get a dx10 card once they come down in price a little bit. I'd only spend money on a gfx card right now if I really needed one. and if you do decide to upgrade I wouldn't spend more then about $250-300 on a card unless you're getting dx10
Under normal circumstances I would agree with you...but from what I'm hearing about how bad Vista is stability wise and, considering how long it will take game manufacturers to re-tool for DX10, I wouldn't wait to get a fast card. I do agree spending over 300$ is a bit much.
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Under normal circumstances I would agree with you...but from what I'm hearing about how bad Vista is stability wise and, considering how long it will take game manufacturers to re-tool for DX10, I wouldn't wait to get a fast card. I do agree spending over 300$ is a bit much.
agreed, just get somthing that will hold you over for, about 8 months? Q3 07?
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