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Dual card setups have never scaled as much as Manufacturers claim. The average is about 40% if you are lucky.
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if i go by just my 06 score then my 3870's are about 66%
    
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I guess it's up to you whether you think it's worth it or not. Personally I like the extra FPS even if it doesn't scale super duper high. I see a significant difference in my games at least.
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post #14 of 44
For lower end cards, yes SLI is worth it. My 7600gt's we great in SLI and considering they were a great bargain it was well worth it. On higher end cards I've only seen marginal results and many people not being entirely satisfied with the end result.
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With a GO stepping 3.6 is easy at around 1.5 vcore. That will bring your score up signifigantly
It will also shoot my temps over 71C...but i guess for 3Dmark, it's not gonna really stress it for that long.
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It will also shoot my temps over 71C...but i guess for 3Dmark, it's not gonna really stress it for that long.
1.5 is way to much for 3.6 i would say 1.4 is more like it but if you can get to 3.8 at 1.5 which is VERY possible then you should see some sick scores
    
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post #17 of 44
Picked up a second GTS 640 or cheap and an SLI board for even a better bargain.. I will join this party soon

SLI matters most in high(er) resolutions. Thus, 3DMark won't really improve *that* much (given it's low resolution). Even your games won't see a shockign improvement, since even 1680 x 1050 isn't that high a resolution for an 8800GTS 640MB.

I am looking forward to some super resolutions on that CRT of mine (which can handle 2048 x 1536 @ 80Hz)
    
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1.5 is way to much for 3.6 i would say 1.4 is more like it but if you can get to 3.8 at 1.5 which is VERY possible then you should see some sick scores
But i'm 100% sure that my temps will skyrocket if i do that. You think that a simple 3Dmark run wouldn't hurt too much?
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But i'm 100% sure that my temps will skyrocket if i do that. You think that a simple 3Dmark run wouldn't hurt too much?
i ran my quad at 3.8 on air for the like 6 months and temps were fine with a tuniq so i would think as long as you can keep it at 1.5 or less you should be golden. just ignore the temps while you bench
    
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post #20 of 44
some pretty weak scores for 8800s...

My 9600 in sli score higher.. And I used to get around 11k with 1 card
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