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What does SLI really do? ive heard that one card controls the top part of the screen and the other card for the bottem. is this correct? If not or if so, is it really beneficial?
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Depends on the rendering mode.

Its only worth getting if you have a fast processor and a 1920x1200 or greater resolution.
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woahhhh who told u that???? thats so incorrect,i don't have time to explain ,but believe me someone will
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Pretty much....Beneficial? Well depends on the kind of resolution your running games on. If your running resolution over 1680x1050 then SLI is a must if you want all the eye candy.
 
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by sctheluna View Post
woahhhh who told u that???? thats so incorrect,i don't have time to explain ,but believe me someone will
lol, no its not incorrect. Who told you that it was?

"I don't have time to explain" is such a cop out. Please explain what is "correct" then.

Throw 2 8800GTS into a slow processor and see what happens, a huge bottleneck.
Throw 2 8800GTS into a 1280x1024 monitor and watch how many FPS you get extra, not very many.
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post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by sctheluna View Post
woahhhh who told u that???? thats so incorrect,i don't have time to explain ,but believe me someone will
You're on OCN... and you don't have "time"?
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woahhhh who told u that???? thats so incorrect,i don't have time to explain ,but believe me someone will

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http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_learn.html


That should explain it well otherwise its too much to type.
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post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sctheluna View Post
woahhhh who told u that???? thats so incorrect,i don't have time to explain ,but believe me someone will
Judging by the time gap between his, and Murlocke's post, i would say scetheluna intended that comment for the OP...

If not...

post #10 of 25
Its a mode to where two cards work together to draw your games.. Depending on what rendering modeyou choose changes how they perform. Alternate frame rendering- Cards take turns rendering everyother frame. thats the only name i know but theres other modes like one where the screen is devided into squares and the cards then get half of the squares (not half of the screen) One where the screen is just split in half and each card gets one of the halves. Other modes exist i think but i dont have SLi so i havent researched it indepth.

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