Originally Posted by HyeVltg3
So before I go ahead and screw things up and have to reboot/safe mode fix
I was able to turn off SLI and test (did not know disabling in DM was necessary too) Was actually surprised how well just one card held up in ROTR at 1440p max.
Now...I've kinda of trailed off on what it I was testing.
Is Hynix or Samsung memory better? is OC the only way to test this? if I wanted to test the second card would I need to swap or just move display cables over to it?
And for Firestirke testing, any tips? should I look for an average or 3 runs or just take the highest, turn off all other background apps? I usually always play games with chrome up on the other monitor (YT or NF)
Sorry for the flurry of questions, I'm still on the fence about keeping the SLI or selling the "lesser" card, just getting hit with the ol' "I paid a lot and it doesnt also make toast"--feel. I really want to keep them. but playing on a 1440p monitor at 96hz, doesnt feel like I'm pushing these beasts. but any further upgrade will just bore deeper holes in my already depleted pockets, in other words, I bit more than I could chew.
Both Hynix and Samsung are fine ram. What I have noticed from keeping track of others reports is that the Hynix ram has the potential to clock every so slightly higher however the Samsung ram takes advantage of using tighter timings so at the same clock the Samsung ram will yield slightly better results. With that said however outside of benchmarks this really doesn't change the game play experience so I wouldn't worry about it very much.
For testing each individual card without swapping cards I believe the only card you can easily test is the one closest to the CPU once you disable the second card and turn off sli. You can prob disable the top card and switch the video cable you are using to test the bottom card but I unless I am mistaken the bottom card will still remain at x8 instead of x16 link speed so there will be slight variations. They should be very small but I have seen a slight bump in scores when comparing x8 vs x16.
As far as keeping the sli I personally love my sli. Do I push the cards to the max in every game? No but you will be surprised even at 1440p at how many games will max the two cards out while trying to maintain the high refresh rate you are trying to achieve. Nearly all recently released graphic intensive games will require more than one TI. The downfall however is you are at the mercy of SLI support. Most games are quick to update however there are several like doom that seem they just don't care to implement proper sli scaling.
IMO keep the second card for a couple months and then decide. At this point it's already paid for and if you sell it later you can at least answer the nagging voice in your head that says maybe I should of kept the card.
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