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The new Nvidia SLI bridges are out in case anyone wants one.
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Originally Posted by ocvn View Post

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8803092
quad-sli 1080 in action biggrin.gif so driver hack/ DLC should be possible

Scale is worse than my score @1480: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6548193
Nvidia did say it will support 3-4 SLI for selected applications like stupid benchmarks but not for games. They leave it up to game developers to do it themselves via low level APIs. Maintaining 3-4 SLI for DX11 titles for that 0.0001% of users of their GPUs is kind of not worth the money.
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http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8803092
quad-sli 1080 in action biggrin.gif so driver hack/ DLC should be possible

Scale is worse than my score @1480: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6548193

Hack or what?
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Hack or what?

Latest drivers allow quad/triple SLI, but only for benchmark programs. Games wise there are no proper profiles for quad/triple.
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Latest drivers allow quad/triple SLI, but only for benchmark programs. Games wise there are no proper profiles for quad/triple.

No that it matters, from my experience it's never done well at all with games anyway. The few that did work with 4-Way weren't perfect by any means, and by the time drivers provide profiles for such configurations to work, they are already well into their life cycle and newer cards are out.

It's just not worth it anymore.... At least my future builds will be somewhat cheaper thumb.gif
 
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No that it matters, from my experience it's never done well at all with games anyway. The few that did work with 4-Way weren't perfect by any means, and by the time drivers provide profiles for such configurations to work, they are already well into their life cycle and newer cards are out.

It's just not worth it anymore.... At least my future builds will be somewhat cheaper thumb.gif

I agree it isn't worth anymore, and that nvidia not supporting it is in the overall of schemes, just fine. Especially with super wide high quality and high resolutions screens arriving in the future, big 4K surround systems aren't going to be really worth buying, as big 4K or even 8K monitors will arrive instead, and with graphics card supporting them now with DP 1.3/1.4, we shouldn't worry about it much.
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Latest drivers allow quad/triple SLI, but only for benchmark programs. Games wise there are no proper profiles for quad/triple.

368.39 doesn't do the magic on my 3-way 1080 set up. Is there an even newer version?
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368.39 doesn't do the magic on my 3-way 1080 set up. Is there an even newer version?

You bought 3x 1080's knowing the information that's been floating around for the last month or so? rolleyes.gif
 
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You bought 3x 1080's knowing the information that's been floating around for the last month or so? rolleyes.gif

Well, nvidia did officially announce the enthusiast key for sli pre-launch. Only a few days post launch did they back peddle. After some consumers already had product in their hands. It's a very unpleasant situation.
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Well, nvidia did officially announce the enthusiast key for sli pre-launch. Only a few days post launch did they back peddle. After some consumers already had product in their hands. It's a very unpleasant situation.

Yes it is, but being forthright about said situation, you'd have to be pretty clueless not to see the reasoning behind it, and buy 3 to 4 cards regardless.
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