Originally Posted by Bender24
Awesome info and great advice - thanks again! Just another update (and this may be the last one, thankfully!): I got a new SLI bridge and the Asus VG248QE 144hz monitor and this has literally solved all of my woes. It looks like my 60hz Acer monitor was a much bigger bottleneck than I originally had thought. I am now getting over 100fps in Battlefield 4 - only occasionally dropping into the 60s - with zero stuttering, while I can run Metro LL at a near-constant 60fps WITH 2xSSAA. The Asus monitor is phenomenal.
Again, great advice and wonderful points - but I'm with you, totally satisfied with my SLI setup now. It really is a beast! Here's to holding out for the 800 series, aye?
cool. glad to hear ur ROCKING! now.
and omg! the bridge! i should have said something. because with a bad bridge with on my 1st SLI cards (560-ti) i had the same symptoms like u had with SLI not working even though it was enabled. (i totally forgot.) idk wat ur new bridge did or didn't fix, but my deal was that i actually replaced my SLI bridge twice, because i had two bad ones in a row. Amazon still Emails me every so often, about buying more SLI bridges.
i now use the sturdy 3-way bridge that came with my Gigabyte MOBO and it has been perfect.
Put ur Asus VG248QE 144hz monitor in ur sig, Bender 24. i would get one if i didn't have as good a 60Hz LCD as could be imagined. Viewsonic replaced a broken Standard Unit with a Pro LCD when they didn't have any more standard model replacements like the one that broke under warranty.
But ViewSonic took six freaking weeks to replace it. and as a result and all the nightmares i've repeatedly read about Viewsonic in NewEgg reviews, i refuse to ever consider a viewsonic product of any kind ever again. i called them at least 10 times during the six weeks it took for them to replace it.
And here's the kicker... the "don't ever buy ViewSonic, kicker"... they sent it Via UPS without any packaging materials watsoever AT ALL !!!!! NOTTA !!! NOTHING !!!
I met the delivery person half way between their truck and my front door by mere chance. And heard, "CLUNK! CLUNK! CLUNK! CLUNK! CLUNK! CLUNK!" as they walked up my driveway with it. I did my best not to freak them out and cause them to drop it on the ground; by after hearing the clunk-clunk sounds, simply holding both hands up immediately palms out sort of like a street cop giving a double stop command to all traffic, and i said calmly, "please stop. don't move. There's a very fragile LCD monitor in that box." and i then immediately asked permission to take it from their arms so i could set it down to examine it. (They'd been carrying it like a big sack of potatoes! flopping it side to side up and down in stride. And all i could think of was how it had traveled hundreds of miles clunking all the way.) i thought for sure it was going to be so badly damaged i'd have to jump through endless hoops to get UPS and ViewSonic to replace it. All i could imagine was UPS blaming ViewSonic and me making endless phone calls and all the paperwork.
And idk how, but it was completely undamaged and in perfect condition!
The 20 pound stand was not connected. and somehow with it being slung around back and forth, i should add, inside of an over-sized box with twice the room needed, not even one little stinking scratch of cosmetic damage occurred. Let alone the screen was and is to this day, immaculate. miracles do happen!
So I'm glad to hear ur LCD is a marvel too, Bender24!
i know there's nothing like the feeling of having one of the best LCDs currently available.
i can't wait to buy BF4. Today i got half way threw Metro: LL on the High difficulty. the second time is as addictive as any game ever. especially seeing how it is 60 FPS constantly on Max Settings and so beautiful. And it helps that i LUV good Science Fiction stories.
800 series cards all the way! Remember the G-Sync tech will allow game developers to go crazy with all the extra resources that G-Sync frees up. No longer will developers have to worry about too many effects causing the best systems to lag out and stutter. So 800 series cards will be needed! The new consoles were already set to help games on PCs to start going crazy with effects again like the good old Crysis days. So 800 series cards WILL be needed.
GL Edited by Bee Dee 3 Dee - 11/3/13 at 5:07pm