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They let you run HDR and AA at the same time, if I remember right.

When Maximum PC ran benchmarks with 1 7600GT and 2, with no AA, HDR, or AF, and they got the same scores. When they cranked all of those to max, the 2 cards gained a big lead. However, a single 7900 could probably handle most games you could throw at it.
    
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If it gave you least 75% performance increase over a single card.. maybe... but in reality SLI comes nothing close to that.. so no!
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
They let you run HDR and AA at the same time, if I remember right.

When Maximum PC ran benchmarks with 1 7600GT and 2, with no AA, HDR, or AF, and they got the same scores. When they cranked all of those to max, the 2 cards gained a big lead. However, a single 7900 could probably handle most games you could throw at it.
yeah thats what I was thinking, though like I stated earlier I am seeing differences with SLI enabled and disabled and its a drastic change. I may drop to one GPU manually and see how it acts as far as performance.
    
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SO is SLI a faded out technology or will it be something used in later systems?

BRB gonna run some tests wiht a single 7900gt in the case and take out the other run and see what the real deal is. brb
    
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SO is SLI a faded out technology or will it be something used in later systems?
I think it's just a gimmick to make more money.

IE:

-Buy more GPUs
-Buy SLI certified PSUs
-Buy SLI certified ram
-Play SLI certified games

etc...
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You can avoid double-posting by editing in what you forgot to put in your last post
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I'll take 1 of them off your hands for $120'ish.
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They let you run HDR and AA at the same time, if I remember right.
Only the ATI X1K series cards and the Nvidia 8800 cards let you run AA + HDR.
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Originally Posted by Wankerfx View Post
I think it's just a gimmick to make more money.

IE:

-Buy more GPUs
-Buy SLI certified PSUs
-Buy SLI certified ram
-Play SLI certified games

etc...
Well I bought 2 7900Gt's and a 650W PSU that was SLI ready. lol I kind of like hte PSU so im keeping it. ITs a BFG and has a shiny turbo fan button on the back. lol
    
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You can avoid double-posting by editing in what you forgot to put in your last post
Didnt I do that? Geez you guys get uptight about posting. lol I bet Ive got over 20,000 posts in numerous forums and not once have I heard someone ***** about the way I post.


ANyway I took one card out and the performance decrease was very slight. It knocked maybe 5k off my AQ3 score and took away about 10-25 fps away from my gameplay in NFSC. Gonna run 3dmark06 and see what it has to say. brb
    
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