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What are the benefits and uses of SLi?

post #1 of 17
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-> What exactly are the uses of having SLi?
-> What are its benefits with regards to normal usage, rendering stuff, using high 3D software, etc...

Thank you

EDIT: SLi is going to be for this here
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post #3 of 17
Better graphical performance at higher resolutions (1680 * 1050) and above are where its utilised the most.
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post #4 of 17
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TNX for that read 'mrtn400'

So rendering would be a plus in SLi, and with regards to my monitor it actually has a resolution of (1680*1050), so I would benefit also.
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post #5 of 17
Adding another 5700 would be a complete waste of time and money. Only sli high end cards like the 8800, and coming 9800 series.
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post #6 of 17
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Am not thinking of getting another 5700!!!

It is for my rig that I am building. Was thinking of 9800GTX in SLi
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Oh good thing... Sweet.
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post #8 of 17
If you are websurfing , it would be completely useless for you. Also, dont even bother with SLI on your 17" screen
post #9 of 17
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Did I ever mention that I want to add SLi on my sig rig??? NO

So, SLi is going to be for this here
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post #10 of 17
SLi is just for the high end, high resolution gameplay, or other high resolution video.
SLi gives greater and stable framerates for most the games ive played.
I cant really explain clearly but......when your playing a game and something blows up, with 1 card you may see a big fps drop, but if you SLi high end cards this is greatly minimised or just doesnt happen.
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