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Originally Posted by Walk_this_way View Post
If the hot-fix was needed to fix this issue, how was there even a difference in DX 10 SLI performance vs single card performance?
I don't think this is what everyone is saying it is. I beleive that the poor performance in vista is still driver related, it sounds more like this is a more rare issue that only some are encountering. If EVERYONE was unable to enable both cards then it would be priority update, not something you have to call them for. Like you said, if this was across the board then there would be no increase with SLI/Crossfire, not just lower numbers than XP.
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I don't think theinq knows that the hell they're talking about. There's a definite difference between single cards and SLI/CF setups.
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post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by Modki View Post
I don't think theinq knows that the hell they're talking about. There's a definite difference between single cards and SLI/CF setups.

Except... Microsoft explicitly say that it is as problem with Vista....
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936710
On a Windows Vista-based computer that has multiple graphics cards (GPUs), the computer does not use the secondary GPU
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At least they fixed it instead of blaming it on ATi/nVidia. Could still be stuck with a single GPU on Crossfire/SLI.
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Thanks DuckieHo, Your Admin at Evga aren't you
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post #16 of 32
Sure it's probably Microsoft's fault. But it says that it doesn't affect all multiple GPU systems.

To say...
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So, Nvidia and AMD could have done whatever they liked, and their 2GPU systems would just not work. If you're running SLI or CrossFire system and Windows Vista, you should not think twice about this one…
...is just plain wrong. When....
Quote:
It is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
CF/SLI does work in Vista lol. Maybe not every single CF/SLI combination works but a majority does. So if you can use the second card and have SLI/CF working and you update with this hotfix and your score doesn't go up don't think about it too hard.
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post #17 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
Alas the first video driver problem that was actually vistas fault.. oh noes

Glad they fixed it.
I wish i had the code that actually caused he problem for study.
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post #18 of 32
Just tried it out, same score. No dice.
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i wondered why i was getting so crappy framerate on games ni vista that ran fine on xp,
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So nVidia gets sued for "crappy" Vista drivers when it was that Vista was actually a crappy OS
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