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well im not a complete noob at SLI anymore, all of my games are working beautifully with SLI enabled on driver 174.74/vista and im completely satisfied with my 2 cards...

1 question though, why does crysis still play so ****ty? i get 30-50 fps on High (D3D10) and its completely unplayable on ultra high...

Patched to version 1.2.1 and the SLI profile is set in the control panel, i just cant get it to work.. help please?
    
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Your videocards are fantastic, but your cpu is not.
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It is most likely the CPU.
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its not the CPU completely, before i had SLI it was fine on mixed settings of med and high, its like SLI performance made it worse lol
    
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and, why do you say its the cpu? crysis only puts my CPU load to 50-60%, is there anyway to make it take full use of the cpu?
    
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The 8800gts was already bottlenecked by your cpu before and now that you have a second gts it isn't going to get much better. It seems like you have the money to buy a new processor and mobo, you won't believe the performance increase to a 8400 or quad.

You can increase the priority of crysis in your task manager.
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Your gfx cards are bottlenecking your CPU, you need a quad with that much power and crysis, also, what AA settings are you using?
    
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Sorry for hijacking the thread, but i have just been messing about with my new GX2's. Unfortunately i could not run them on my sig rig as i'm waiting for my board replacement still.

Tested on:

E6600 @ stock
2GB DDR2 667
P5N32-E SLI 680i
Single 9800GX2 @ 600/2000

Just been running Single Player @ 1920x1200 NO AA, DX10 ALL V.HIGH Vista 32Bit and it's smooth as silk....i'm totally shocked by this, my SLI GTX's couldn't manage that!
 
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post #9 of 51
I have the same setup pretty much. I can play crysis On vista (DX9) @ 1600x1200 with no aa and pull 25-40 FPS sometimes with motion blur off. The only thing is wrong is that DX10 ns like **** no matter how low the res. IF you game on DX9 @ 1600x1200 your cpu isnt going to do much work. I think that it is very playable on my rig. I got a Quad on the way it should be here in 2 says.
post #10 of 51
And the higher the res he plays on guys the less of a bottleneck. So stop saying its always a bottleneck. THE HIGHER THE RES THE MORE STRESS ON THE GPU AND LESS ON THE CPU!.. Just remember that
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