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I've been swapping around cards for a couple of weeks and went from a single 780Ti to a pair of 780's in SLI. In BF4, the gameplay is clearly smoother with the single card.

With SLI, max frame rates are much higher but there is a huge difference in smoothness.

I used to be a hardcore SLI fan (and prior to that a crossfire fan) but going from one setup to another immediately after without switching anything else, it is really clear there is a difference.

I was planning on SLI'ing a pair of Titan Black's but now, I am reconsidering.

A single 780Ti running around 100FPS vs. 780's in SLI running 140 FPS and the slower setup wins.


Anyone else had any similar experiences recently.

Btw, system is 3770k at 4.5 with HT on, 16GB RAM, single MSI 780Ti Gamer (1085 boost) vs a pair of MSI 780 OC twin Frozr (1006 boost).

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I'd love to hear the comments on this thread as I'm on the fence on buying a second card for SLI.

I know X-Fire and SLI have gotten leaps and bounds better, but feedback with the newest driver sets would be greatly appreciated!

I hope no fanboys show up here and we get honest to goodness responses! thumb.gif
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I've been a longtime fan of SLI as well. I'm a bit off Crossfire due to not the best experiences with 7970's in crossfire but SLI has usually been consistent.

I went from a really fast Ti to a pair of really fast 780's and was puzzled at the differences I was experiencing. I even reformatted the system and did a clean install with the 780 SLI in case there were lingering drivers or settings that were interfering.

The 780's were temporary until I could get my hands on two of the Black editions. Now I've decided to stick with one card. I was trying to plan ahead for the Asus 1440P Gsync monitor. Now, I think I will grab one of the 144hz 1080P gsync monitors and stick with single card.


What kind of ASIC do you have on the HOF card?
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It's hard to really say as some people are more sensitive to it compared to others.

I never noticed any kind of difference when I did all my benchmarks/game runs with 2 KPEs vs a single one but I also haven't used the "wonder" driver. Also BF4 when I played it was just a mess regardless of SLI, single nvidia, single AMD....

That all being said, it was on an older 60hz ultrasharp. So not the highest performing monitor around by any means.
 
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well i'll chime in and say i don't have much experience with sli so i can't comment much on that...however i have r9 290s in trifire and it very consistent and smooth in just about all the games i play....BF4 mantle BF3 COD blops 2 Crysis 3 to name a few...but i will agree and say the 7970's i have crossfire was not smooth at all before amd frame pacing drivers a stutter fest to say the least...but Hawaii 290s is a different story nothing but smoothness so far and the scaling is amazing thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

... What kind of ASIC do you have on the HOF card?

If I remember correctly it's 73.4% or 74.3% tongue.gif

More or less between those two numbers! biggrin.gif
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If I remember correctly it's 73.4% or 74.3% tongue.gif

More or less between those two numbers! biggrin.gif

That seems to be pretty consistent with binned 780ti's.
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