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Giving up Quad Titan SLI (>$4000+) because of latest few drivers; may reluctantly go ATI.

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I feel compelled to post this, from nVidia Geforce Forums
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A friend of mine, CallSignVega (of HardForum and OCN), the builder of a famous Quad Titan SLI setup, caused a few dozen people to copy his setup (l88tbastard, etc) over the last few people (creating thousands of dollars in Titan sales). But the last few versions of new drivers are causing problems (including the previous WHQL version). His system got some press on a few sites, including Blur Busters:

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BlurBusters article: CallSignVega's Overclocked Quad Titan SLI Setup
Youtube Video: Crysis3 on THREE 120Hz monitors at 120fps+
HardForum Thread: Vega's Perfect Motion Clarity 2D Lightboost Titan Portrait Surround Gloss Build


But the owner of the above system now wants to go Radeon:
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Originally Posted by Vega 
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Originally Posted by Q-BZ 
You're one of the biggest reasons I'm even considering taking this [triple surround LightBoost] concept for a test spin. wink.gif

You building a similar setup to mine?

With these new drivers, it crashes my computer if I try and enable portrait Lightboost surround after using the latest ToastyX program, or doing it manually through CRU.exe.

The old way of manually inputting custom resolution timings into each monitor via NVIDIA control panel, and THEN putting it into surround would work. Doesn't anymore. So my 3x Portrait Lightboost setup is a big paperweight at the moment. Maybe I will be forced to replace my Titan's with 290X's if this is a permanent change with NVIDIA.

Aint nobody got time for that!

He is having difficulty enabling LightBoost now on this setup, with the latest drivers. I can list several forum members (l88tbastard, Vega, jwl24, etc) who got triple 120Hz setups all just because of Vega and his triple LightBoost setup. The new drivers needs to be fixed to allow custom timings&resolutions to be used during triple surround mode (in order to allow LightBoost to work in portrait mode, like it did for these people).

Can anyone at nVidia help? These are big paying nVidia customers I'm trying to help...
Appreciated!
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Originally Posted by uraniumz 
I'm currently in the same seat. GTX 780 SLI with triple VG248QE's for a 120hz Lightboost experience, and now it will not work in Surround. We've spent too much money to be blindsided by a driver problem from Nvidia permanently. This better get fixed.

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Originally Posted by Thoth42 
Being a single 780 and single BenQ monitor owner...bump for great justice. I know how much my stuff was ....let alone 4 Titans. Lightboost was a big part of why I chose what I did as I am sure it was for you guys.
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Originally Posted by masterpiner 
Yeah, noticed the same thing, older methods just not working. I can still get Lightboost up by having the 3D Vision IR blaster hooked up and then disabling 3D once in game using the keyboard shortcut.

I figure for guys who have blown this much money on these setups (myself somewhat included, obviously to a lesser degree), another hundred bucks or so on the 3D Vision kit isn't unreasonable. Plus I've really enjoyed some stuff like Portal 2 and BF3 in 3D, as gimmicky as it is. Considering Lightboost has never been treated as a feature separate to 3D Vision by Nvidia or the companies making these displays, i don't see how we're owed anything here.

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Originally Posted by mdrejhon 
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Originally Posted by ToastyX 
1. EDID overrides for individual monitors are being ignored when Surround is enabled. This wasn't a problem before 331.40.
I wonder if this is an nVidia pre-emptive defense against 2-monitor surround for 4K 60Hz operation. If this is the cause of this bug, then nVidia has accidentally done lots of collateral damage to other big-paying LightBoost users, when trying to attempt to secure surround monitor mode. Let's get this fixed (ideally remove severe market-damaging 2-monitor-surround restrictions) because it is starting to do collateral damage among Titan+LightBoost users (even single monitor users it appears), and move on.

With AMD looming large on horizon (Mantle, XB1, PS4), nVidia needs to defend this pig-paying turf to protect their future.

Edited by mdrejhon - 10/16/13 at 1:55pm
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